Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson
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Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson (1931-1982) was an American heavyweight boxer. He fought from 1951 until 1961. He had a total of 44 fights. His statistics were 34 wins (16 by knockout), 9 losses and 1 draw. In February 1956, he was rated behind Bob Baker for the heavyweight championship title.He fought Floyd Patterson in June 1956 to see who would be the heavyweight champion after Rocky Marciano retired and gave up the title. Jackson lost a very close controversial 12 round split decision. He fought Patterson again in July 1957, when Patterson was the champion. Patterson beat him at the end of 10 rounds when the referee ended the match.
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