Jose Uzcategui (24-1 20 KO) looks to be in line for a matchup with James DeGale after Tuesday night’s 2nd round TKO destruction of Julius Jackson (19-1 15 KO).
Jackson was never in the fight. Uzcategui dropped Jackson mid way through the first round with a huge right. Jackson got up on wobbly legs as Uzcategui attacked landing a straight left followed by a right hook dropping Jackson for a second time.
Jackson got back to his feet as Uzcategui stalked him landing a series of punches that dropped Jackson for a third time.
Jackson got up and somehow made it out of the round. Uzcategui attacked a dazed Jackson to start the second and landed solid punches as Jackson retreated backwards and went down causing referee Tony Weeks to stop the fight.
Great win for Uzcategui who had fought gallantly against Matt Korobov last year but took his first loss.
Jackson could have benefited from using his boxing ability. Both fighters can punch but it was Jackson who seemed to have the boxing advantage going in but did not show it. Jackson’s inability to land a solid jab or counter shot did not keep an aggressive Uzcategui honest and led to Jackson’s demise. Further, Jackson’s movement was nonexistent and he had great difficulty tying up when he was hurt.
Although a painful loss, Jackson can find opportunity through the storm and utilize this as a learning experience .