1993-10-01 John David Jackson w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Obras Sanitarias Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA

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1993-10-01 John David Jackson w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Obras Sanitarias Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WBA. Referee: Oscar Coronel. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-113, 115-113. In a battle of southpaws, Jackson (159½) dominated the early rounds as he kept the champion at arm’s length with the jab before losing his way in the second half of the contest. During that period, Johnson (160) got himself right back into the frame with solid body shots that forced Jackson to get on his bike and if he had not had a point deducted for going low in the sixth he would have retained his title.

Jackson was stripped of his WBA version of the title in May 1994 for accepting a non-title fight without having the body’s authorisation.