This week in boxing history, PBC looks back at a pair of heavyweight legends defending their crowns, two pulse-raising bouts that were named Fight of the Year and a history-making night in the 154-pound division.
Jermell Charlo didn’t expect to pursue John Jackson around the ring Saturday night, but he finally caught up to him in the eighth round and landed a world championship.
Jermell Charlo hints at a knockout although he’s considered more of a boxer-puncher, while John Jackson vows to display his versatility although he’s known primarily for his power.
Four of John Jackson’s last five victories have come via the judges’ scorecards, but don’t let the lack of stoppages fool you: “Dah Rock” packs some serious power.
They aren’t fighting each other Saturday, but twins Jermall and Jermell Charlo will be vying for family bragging rights when they compete for 154-pound world titles in separate bouts on the same card.
John Jackson had floored Andy Lee with a frighteningly perfect first-round right cross. By the end of Round 4, he led 39-36 on all three cards and seemed to be closing in for the finish. Then his night came to a crashing halt.
Six of the top boxers in the loaded 154-pound division … fighting for three world titles … all on one night under one roof in Las Vegas? Talk about a jackpot for fight fans.