The son of former knockout artist Julian Jackson, super middleweight contender Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs), was obliterated tonight in losing by a 2nd round knockout to 24-year-old Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (24-1, 20 KOs) in a fight televised by Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday evening at the San Antonio’s Cowboys Dancehall in Texas.
Jackson, 28, never had a chance. Uzcategui knocked him flat with one of the first right hands he threw in the 1st round. From then on, it was a massacre with Jackson in retreat and Uzcategui in heavy pursuit, piercing his nonexistent defense with shot after shot. Jackson hit the deck three times in the 1st round alone and a final time in the 4th. At that point referee Tony Weeks decided he’d seen enough and stepped in to stop the slaughter at 0:45 of the 2nd round.
Poor Jackson, who goes by the alias “Chef,” never knew what hit him. Afterwards, he tried to say that he wasn’t looking to hold after he got hurt because he was too busy trying to fight back, but that’s not what was happening. Jackson wasn’t trying to fight back at all. He mostly running and trying to hold. There was no defense, no strategy, and definitely no offense from Jackson. He had the punching power to hurt Uzcategui if he had just thrown something, but it looked like he was too concerned with survival for him to let his hands go. His father Julian Jackson would have been throwing nonstop bombs if it had been him in the ring tonight because that’s the type of fighter Julian was. But it doesn’t look like Julius inherited his tenacity.
On the undercard, lightweight Argenis Mendez (23-3-1, 12 KOs) defeated former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (35-5, 13 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision. The final scores were 99-90, 97-92 and 95-94, all for Mendez. Vazquez lost a valuable point in the 7th, when the referee took a point away for him holding a bit too much.
In an exciting welterweight clash, prospect Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (10-0, 6 KOs) defeated the tough as nails Alfonso Olvera (4-2, 2 KOs) by a 6 round unanimous decision. Olivera went down to one knee in the 5th round after getting nailed with a big right hand from Karl. The final judges’ scores were 58-55, 59-54, and 59-54.