Julian Jackson Vs Matthew Hilton

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by TipNom, May 5, 2021.

Who wins?

  1. Jackson

    9 vote(s)
  2. Hilton

    1 vote(s)
  1. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Battle of two of the hardest punching 154lbers ever. Does Hilton's seemingly superior durability give him a chance here?
  2. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I think Jackson (like many power punchers) gets a tad overrated on this forum, but I would pick him to stop Hilton in a fun short 4-5 rounder
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  3. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Hilton was a dynamic puncher. If he landed on almost anyone clean
    he probably ko's them. This is especially true for J.Jackson whom
    didn't have the greatest chin.
    However Hilton basically would swing for the fences to gain power
    for his ko's. Though he hit hard his hands were somewhat slow.
    This would be like walking through a mind field against J.Jackson.
    One of Hilton's claims to fame was he was never ko'ed.
    But many of J.Jackson's opponents had never been ko'ed until they
    fought him.
    I see this fight as Hilton comes out blazing as he usually would
    do, he drops some bombs on Jackson probably hurts him though
    the punches would be blocked and not landing clean, sooner than later
    J.Jackson who was extremely good at counters would step into
    one those looping, roundhouse punches beat him to the punch and catch Hilton cleanly.
    If he wasn't ko'ed cleanly for the full ten count, he would clearly be in
    no shape to continue. J.Jackson's speed,power, and excellent pinpoint
    punches saves the day again for him.
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  4. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I think this would be one sided. Basically a replay of Jackson-Baek.

    Julian would absolutely destroy Matthew.

    I'm not even sure Hilton beats Baek, tbh.
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Hilton was tough and durable. A real good fighter. But I don’t think even he could just get hammered on for long with the type of punishment Jackson would be dishing out.
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  6. IHaveAscreenName804

    IHaveAscreenName804 Member banned Full Member

    May 1, 2021
    Jackson lost 2 fights in his prime. To Hall of Famer Mike McCallum and to Gerald McClellan. He had a severe eye problems before the Gerald lost.

    For the person who said Jackson couldn't take a punch that also would be wrong. He was stopped on his feet against Mike in a questionable stopped. Gerald in their first fight landed bombs on Julian to stop him. The other TKO loses where when Jackson was past his prime and they weren't 1 punch stoppages.

    In any case Matthew would be destroyed by Jackson.
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  7. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 23, 2008

    Jackson's chin gets under-sold. It wasn't granite, but he wasn't nearly as fragile as the narrative around him would lead you to believe.

    Hilton has virtually no chance here.
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  8. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Hilton's toughness unwittingly leads him into another highlight-reel knockout win for The Hawk.
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  9. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    It's definitely not fragile. His chin was dependable, just not granite, as you say.
  10. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Hilton was actually very good for a couple of years during his short prime but Jackson was a bit better although his quality of opposition at 154 other than McCallum and Norris was quite weak. I'd pick Jackson in a war. Hilton was pretty fast handed with excellent power. He was certainly more durable than Norris. He actually had a lot of the same strengths and weaknesses as Jackson but Jackson was just a bit better all around
    Last edited: May 6, 2021
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  11. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Damn you're underselling Hilton. He was better than Baek. The Drayton win alone is better than anything Baek did at 1954. And he softened Drayton up for Jackson.
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