|Born||May 20, 1954|
|Wins by KO||19|
Born in Evergreen, Alabama, Jackson turned professional in 1979 but never achieved the results that he had as an amateur. He failed to win a fight against any significant opposition, and lost decisions to notables pros James Shuler, Sumbu Kalambay, and Buster Drayton. Jackson retired after a knockout win in October 1985.
In 1989, Jackson, a former sheriff's deputy, was convicted of kidnapping an Alabama banker in an extortion scheme, in which he demanded US$9,000. In 1992, an Associated Press article reported that Jackson was serving a life sentence in an Alabama prison inmate #00154880. According to Sports Illustrated, he was still serving a life sentence as of January 2015.
- 1974 National AAU Welterweight Champion
- 1974 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
- 1975 National AAU Welterweight Champion
- 1975 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
- 1975 Pan American Games Welterweight Champion
- 1976 National AAU Welterweight Champion
- 1976 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
- 1976 United States Olympic representative at Welterweight
- 1977 National AAU Light Middleweight champion
- 1978 National AAU Welterweight runner-up, losing to Roger Leonard.
1976 Olympic resultsEdit
Below are the results of Clinton Jackson, an American welterweight boxer who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics:
- Round of 32 Received a bye
- Round of 32: Unanimous win decision (5-0) over Zbigniew Kicka of Poland
- Round of 16: Defeated (KO 1) Wesly Felix of Haiti
- Quarterfinal: Lost decision (3-2) to Pedro Gamarro of Venezuela
Clinton Jackson had 221 amateur fights, finished his amateur career with a record of 206 wins 15 losses. He soon turned professional, but also coached the Nashville Sheriff's Dept. celebrated boxing team.
- Santiago, Antonio (2006-07-25). "Boxing Looks Back at Former Junior Middleweight Contender Clint Jackson". RingsideReport.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
- "Unknown title: news wire report for conviction". Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. 1989-06-30.
- "U.S. Boxing: A Flurry of Punch Lines". Sports Illustrated. 2006-07-03.Jackson has an upcoming parole hearing set for September 2016.
- Top-ranked amateur boxers to square off Friday, The Jackson Sun, February 3, 1980, p. 29.