1988-12-08 John David Jackson w rtd 7 Lupe Aquino, Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBO
1988-12-08 John David Jackson w rtd 7 Lupe Aquino, Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WBO. Jackson (153) became the WBO’s first champion at the weight when forcing Aquino (154), who was arrested immediately after the fight on vehicular manslaughter charges, to retire on his stool at the end of the seventh. Afterwards Aquino said his thoughts had been elsewhere, which probably summed up why he was never in the contest against his sharp-punching southpaw opponent who, at times, seemed to be able to hit him at will. Put down by a left hand in the first round, Aquino, cut on the bridge of the nose in the fourth, was badly outboxed from thereon as Jackson banged away with both hands and it was no surprise when his corner pulled him out of the fight.