Re: Clinton 'The Sheriff' Jackson
June 20, 1982
.......'The 'Sheriff' takes on 'The Animal'...........
#3 Light-Midleweight - Clinton Jackson 18-1-0 (14 KO's)
#4 Middleweight - Frank Fletcher 14-2-1 (10 KO's)
Clinton couldn't get any decent money fights at Light-Middleweight, and was forced to go take
on 'The Animal', on an NBC Sportsworld bout for the USBA Middleweight Championship.
Clinton took the bout as a 'money only reason', and was not going to campaign as a Middleweight,
even if he beat 'The Animal' for the USBA Championship.
Out-weighed by 5 lbs., 'The Sheriff' (5' 11" and 154 lbs.) nails Frank Fletcher (5' 7" and 159 lbs.)
several times with right hooks and straight lefts, which buckles Fletchers legs, but he can't
land the finisher.
A couple of times, 'The Animal' is stunned and looks out on his feet, but Frank has the courage
of a Lion, and comes back with his own sharp punches every time he gets rocked.
'The Animal' is stronger down the stretch, as he mauls 'The Sheriff' over the last few rounds by
throwing punches in bunches, to earn the hard-fought 12-Round Decision.
A Good Fight...