Originally Posted by MrBumboclart
Jackson never fought well under pressure. When McClellan boxed with him Jackson had success however when Gerald started applying pressure, as with McCallum and Graham (for a while at least), he folded. That was Norris' mistake - he tried to outbox and fight Jackson backing up - bad move. You have to crowd a puncher to take away their leverage. (another bad example is Duran vs Hearns)
However Benn would get right in his face from the start. Maybe Jackson tags Benn a few times but an injured Nigel Benn was just as dangerous.
I'd pick Benn in a short war.
Btw check out my Nigel Benn video, see what you think:
Quality vid mate
What a fighter he was. The second knockdown in the Mclellan fight, looked all over then BANG straight back at him, amazing.
Pretty much how i see this fight too, Jackson didnt like pressure and thats what Benn was about at MW. By no means a foregone conclusion but i always rated Benn higher.