Name: Nate Jackson
Birth Name: Nathan William Jackson
Birthplace: Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
Died: 1976-11-12 (Age:83)
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Height: 5′ 5″ / 165cm
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Nate Jackson was a very long-time promoter in Oklahoma City and a central figure in Oklahoma boxing for the first half of the twentieth century.
According to his World War I and World War II draft cards, Nathan William Jackson was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. (A 1917 newspaper article reported, however, that he had been born in Clay Center, Iowa. ) He moved to Oklahoma City at a young age however, as he was already fighting there in 1910. (From 1916, Jackson is on the bottom left: .) (Story and picture on first Jackson-Coulon fight: .)
Jackson frequently fought at 105 lbs., and he and his camp claimed nobody could beat him at 105. He rarely if ever fought anyone even near his own weight; even when he was fighting as a bantam he usually never got above 114-115. He was what they called then a "paperweight." Seemingly everyone he fought was bigger than him and had weighed in "a few pounds more" than him.