Julian Jackson vs John Mugabi

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  1. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Who wins the shoot-out of heavy hitters?
  2. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    JJ...hit much harder per single shot than The Beast...would ko the beast in half the time that Hagler did.
  3. Jon Saxon

    Jon Saxon Active Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    I think the beast walks Jackson down.
    The reason? his chin was mega up until Hagler wore it down over a very long period. Which means in a bomb for bomb situation he 'might' have been able to take Jacksons shots and got him out of there.
    It's a toss up this fight.
  4. Curtis Lowe

    Curtis Lowe Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I go with Jackson, as I think he hits much harder, which is really saying something 'cause Mugabi could really punch.

    I think Jackson was one the hardest punchers of all time, if not THE HARDEST puncher of all time.
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  5. turnip

    turnip Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Jackson probably hit a bit harder but mugabi was a better fighter all round .Jackson without his power would be a journey man and he wouldn't have took hagler deep like John did .could go either way but I favor mugabi.
  6. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    I'd go with Mugabi prior Hagler. Mugabi was a tough s.o.b before Hagler ruined him. He also survived a early beat down to James Green, before walking him down in the 10th rd. Don't recall Jackson ever coming back to win a fight. (note I'm sure it happened,just don't remember it) So Id lean slightly to Mugabi. BUT wouldn't be shocked or surprised Jackson knocks him out.
  7. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Herol Graham fight.
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  8. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Jackson will pick Mugabi apart, Mugabi wasn't as calm and schooled as Jackson, Jackson technique was flawless, fireworks early but later the Hawk takes the beast out.
  9. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    This is how I see it too. But, Mugabi would certainly be a live dog.
  10. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Probably Jackson

    Prime for prime it's a good matchup.

    Both had huge power and both could be hurt.

    Actually, a first round ko either way could happen.

    I doubt it would go past 5 rounds.
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  11. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Mugabi was ktfo by terry Norris. Norris ktfo by Jackson
  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Both men had enough power to stop the other and neither ever really exemplified true durability. Sure Mugabi stood up to some punishment from a declining Hagler, but one showing ( and against an aging opponent ) doesn't convince me that he was significantly the more durable. Jackson was the better fighter and proved it by beating better comp. Who's the best fighter Mugabi ever beat? Renee Jocquot?
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Hell. I think Green and Parker were better than Jacquot. Jacquot got lucky when he beat a faded Donald Curry.
  14. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Mugabi not prime in 1989 though.
  15. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Inchul Baek, Herol Graham, Buster Dreyton and even a green Terry Norris were better scalps than any Mugabi acquired.