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Old 07-11-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

You would think he would have a huge following with that power

I just remember always seeing him on the undercard of a PPV

Those were great undercards
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

Yeah...Always wondered bout that myself...The guy was a monster with those hands.You would think,he'd be really popular back then.

The way he concussed Terry Norris was truly awsome.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

Mainly because Don King kept him fighting those undercards
He had bigger fish to follow.
A darn shame, The Hawk was a lethal puncher. Cunning enough to draw you in and lower the Boom(see Herol Graham). Bit shaky chin though but a pleasure to watch cause you knew something was going to happen
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

Because he was neither American or Brittish.....
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:18 AM   #5
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

I think a lack of exposure hurt him significantly. Better marketing and an active campaign to make him more of a household name would have paid huge dividends.
I think the guy was fun to watch. His chin was slightly questionable, but that power! Probably the hardest puncher p4p I have ever seen.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

maybe it was his lack of good opposition during his middleweight reign.

i mean would you have paid for a main event between jackson and say Ismael Negron 16-8, dennis milton 16-2, or ron collins 21-1(but against weak opposition)????

Those were mismatches and everyone knew it!!

would you have paid to see jackson blow away one of these guys in one round??

i sure as hell would not.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:34 AM   #7
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Default Re: How come Julian Jackson was never a big draw

In the entertainment industry you need character.

When Spice Girls and Take That broke up most said Gary Barlow and Mel C would go on to riches cos they could actually sing. They had no character though and it was someone like Robbie Williams who became the superstar.

Same is for boxing.

The true superstars are the one who can mix character and actually being good while fighting the best i.e. Leonard, Ali, DLH, Robinson etc
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