–Jose Uzecategui floored Julius Jackson three times in the first round, the initial knockdown coming courtesy of a right hand near the two-minute mark. He floored Jackson a second time with 1:27 to go, then scored a third knockdown with a left at the 35-second mark. Jackson also hit the canvas twice from ruled slips.
–Early in the second round, Uzecategui wobbled Jackson once more, with a right hand being the initial blow that did damage.
–Uzcagtegui finished off the unbeaten Jackson with a left hook, flooring him at the 2:15 mark as referee Tony Weeks waved an end to the fight.
Julius “The Chef” Jackson claims to lack the one-punch knockout power of his father and trainer, Julian, a heavy-hitting, two-division champion in the late 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately for Jackson, his opponent had more than enough firepower for a head-swiveling, all-out assault.
Jose Uzecagtegui floored Jackson three times in the first round and dropped him once more early in the second en route to a sensational stoppage in a 168-pound showdown.
Uzecagtegui (24-1, 20 KOs) blasted and dropped Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) with a big right hand to the point of the chin just a minute into the bout, clobbered him to the canvas a second time at the 1:27 mark with a right-hand, left-hook combination, then ripped home a right uppercut and left hand that floored Jackson once more with 35 seconds remaining.
Somehow, Jackson made it to the bell, but all that did was delay the inevitable.
At the start of the second round, Uzcategui immediately pounced on his rival, finishing off an eight-punch barrage with a clean left hook that forced referee Tony Weeks to wave an end to the fight at the 45-second mark.
A Venezuelan-born resident of Mexico, the 24-year-old Uzcategui has now stopped 12 of his last 14 opponents. And on this night, he called his shot, vowing before the bout that he’d take out Jackson within six rounds.
- Jackson vs Uzcategui