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Old 10-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: Clinton 'The Sheriff' Jackson

May 7, 1981

ESPN - Thursday Night Fight

10-Round Light-Middleweight Bout

Clinton Jackson 10-0-0 {8 KO's) vs. Tony Braxton 7-0-1 {2 KO's}

The 27 year-old - Clinton Jackon, takes on advancing 'club-fighter' Camden,
New Jersey's 25 year-old - Tony Braxton (brother of Dwight Muhammad Qawi).

On paper, it looks like the more experienced Clinton Jackson shouldn't have a
problem with Tony Braxton.

But, after boxing nicely over the first 4-Rounds, Clinton starts to 'load up' and
try to knock Tony out, by winging hard right hooks and straight left hands.

It is a foolish move, as Jackson has won every round, and looks to be cruising
for a Decision win.

Tony, who knows he can't match Clinton in power, lays back and counter-punches,
while showing a sturdy chin, as several punches bounce off his jaw.

By Round 7, it appears that Clinton has 'punched' himself out, and he now has
nothing behind his 'arm only' punches.

In Round 8, sensing that Clinton has 'gassed out', Tony starts to open up with straight
right hands on the southpaw Jackson, driving him backwards into the ropes. By the
end of the round, Jackson returns to his corner on wobbling legs, and is completely
exhausted.

Coming out for Round 9, Jackson unloads everything he has for 20-seconds, but
burns up what little energy he had left. Tony counters, by dropping in hard right hands to
the head, which staggers Jackson back into the ropes again. There, Braxton drops
right hand after right hand on a defenseless Jackson, where upon the Referee jumps
in and stops it, awarding Tony Braxton a TKO 9 victory.

Aftermath;

Clinton Jackson's cornermen should be blamed for the loss, as after Clinton 'easily' won
the first 4-Rounds, they pushed him to go after the knockout, when he went out for
Rounds 5, 6 and 7. He burned himself up, going after the 'rock-jawed' Tony Braxton.

Had Clinton just stayed in the 'groove', he would have cruised to a 10-Round Decision
victory.

Tony Braxton, a classic stand-up boxer, just boxed patiently over the first 7-Rounds, and
waited for his opening on an opponent who was burning himself up.

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