Clinton Jackson

Clinton Jackson (born May 20, 1954) is an American former boxer, who competed on behalf of the U.S. in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Clinton Jackson
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Sheriff
NationalityUnited States
Born (1954-05-20) May 20, 1954 (age 67)
Evergreen, Alabama
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins25
Wins by KO19
Losses7
Draws0
No contests0

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

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.[2] According to Sports Illustrated, he was still serving a life sentence as of January 2015.[3]

Amateur highlightsEdit

  • 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.[4]

Professional recordEdit

25 Wins (19 knockouts, 6 decisions), 7 Losses (2 knockouts, 5 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 2-14-1   Gary "Boxing" Jones KO 3 04/10/1985   Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 17-0   Don "Cowboy" Shiver UD 10 07/03/1985   Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 25-36-2   Johnny Heard TKO 4 16/02/1985   VFW Hall, Dixon, Illinois, United States
Loss 32-1-1   Sumbu Kalambay PTS 8 10/12/1984   Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Bercy, France
Loss 10-23-2   Sammy Floyd PTS 8 28/08/1984   Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Loss 18-0   James "Black Gold" Shuler PTS 12 17/01/1984   Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States NABF Middleweight Title.
Loss 14-6-1   Buster Drayton TKO 2 12/05/1983   Bristol, Tennessee, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:20 of the second round.
Win 23-15   Homer Jackson KO 1 09/12/1982   Pensacola, Florida, United States
Win 23-14-4   J.J. Cottrell KO 10 30/11/1982   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12-2-2   Wilbur Henderson UD 10 04/11/1982   Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15-1   Robbie Sims PTS 10 16/10/1982   Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-4   James "The Heater" Coleman KO 1 25/07/1982   Savannah, Georgia, United States
Loss 14-2-1   Frank "The Animal" Fletcher UD 12 20/06/1982   Sands Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 5-7, 3-8, 4-7.
Win 11-7-1   Al Clay KO 1 07/04/1982   Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 5-11   Willie Ray Taylor KO 1 26/03/1982   Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 7-16-1   Clifford Wills KO 4 10/03/1982   Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 15-9-1   Mario Maldonado KO 8 17/12/1981   Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2-7   Roosevelt Moss KO 1 27/11/1981   Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 4-2   Bruce "The Truce" Thompson KO 3 21/11/1981   Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 13-4   Jerry Holly UD 10 27/10/1981   Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 6-1   Bruce "The Truce" Johnson UD 10 08/09/1981   Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 7-0-1   Tony "R&B" Braxton TKO 9 07/05/1981   Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10-4   Ken Heflin KO 2 15/02/1981   Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 12-8-1   Mauricio Aldana KO 7 26/12/1980   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-5-1   "Sugar" Ray Hammond UD 10 01/08/1980   Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23-15-1   Zip Castillo KO 3 09/05/1980   Tennessee State Fairgrounds arena, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 78-19-1   Jimmy Heair KO 9 31/03/1980   Stokley Athletics Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win 0-8-1   James "Hard" Knox KO 1 08/03/1980   Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 7-6-1   Larry Rayford KO 7 30/11/1979   Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 2-0   Larry "Mousey" Martin KO 2 30/10/1979   Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 2-1   "Little" Jimmy Wallace KO 2 28/08/1979   Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 1-0   Rafael Corona PTS 4 03/08/1979   Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Unknown title: news wire report for conviction". Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. 1989-06-30.
  3. ^ "U.S. Boxing: A Flurry of Punch Lines". Sports Illustrated. 2006-07-03.Jackson has an upcoming parole hearing set for September 2016.
  4. ^ Top-ranked amateur boxers to square off Friday, The Jackson Sun, February 3, 1980, p. 29.

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