1989-02-25 Julian Jackson w co 8 Francisco De Jesus, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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1989-02-25 Julian Jackson w co 8 Francisco De Jesus, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mills Lane. Although the champion controlled the action virtually all the way, he was not at his best, which would probably explain why De Jesus (153½) lasted so long. After taking the first round, care of his powerful left jab, De Jesus found himself in trouble in the second when a short right sent him sprawling, but he was soon back on his feet and having survived another scare in the third he was beginning to give Jackson (153½) problems with his elusiveness. By the fifth Jackson was beginning to look ponderous as he plodded after De Jesus, but he began to hurt the latter in the sixth before really getting on top in the seventh. With both eyes now swollen, De Jesus came out for the eighth and continued to give Jackson problems until a clubbing right to the head sent him crashing down to be counted out on the 2.19 mark.