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John Jackson (boxer born 1986)

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John Jackson
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

John Jackson was born John Wesley Jackson in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Anita Jackson and Johnny Ray Roberson. When Jackson was 12, He was introduced to the sport of boxing by a friend of the family, who he grew up with on the east side of Detroit. Because of his talent, he was encouraged to stay in the sport, even though all the friends he started with quit.

Boxing career[edit]

Jackson began his amateur career at the world famous Kronk boxing gym under the watchful eye of legendary trainer of Emanuel Steward and Javan Hill. He punched his way to an astonishing 85 fights, which included the awards for the 2000 national pal silver medal at 90 lbs, 2001 Junior Olympic national silver medal at 100 lbs, 2001 ringside national gold medal at 106 lbs, 2002 national silver gloves silver medal at 112 lbs, 2002 national Junior Olympic silver medal at 112 lbs, 2003 national golden gloves bronze medal at 119 lbs, 2004 U.S. national championships bronze medal at 119 lbs, 2004 Ringside World championships gold medal at 125 lbs all by the age of 19. In 2005 Jackson entered the pro ranks and compiled an amazing fight record, one of which was on July 7, 2006 when he knocked out Jeff Farmer on ESPN Friday night fights, in the second round.



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