10-14-2012, 11:45 AM
ESB Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: Clinton 'The Sheriff' Jackson
Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
I remember seeing Clinton Jackson at the 1976 Olymoics, and he was a
supposed 'Lock' to win the (67 Kg) Welterweight Division.
The one guy that the U.S. Boxing Team was worried about was the Cuban -
But luck seemed to go Clinton's way, when the Cuban got 'upset' and KO'd
by Venezuelan - Pedro Gamarro in the Third Round Eliminations.
Clinton then drew the Venezuelan in the Quarter-Finals -
And, he got 'nipped' by a 3:2 Split-Decision.
The '5' Judges had the 3-Round bout 'All Even', but Judge #3
had the final say, and awarded his vote to Pedro Gamarro.
I remember the TV interview, and Clinton was so hurt by the scoring, he
couldn't believe that he had lost. He felt that he let the Boxing Team down.
He was really upset.
I didn't watch Jackson in the Olympics.....I don't like to watch the referees in the Olympic fight...