Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson

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Name: Tommy Jackson
Alias: Hurricane Jackson
Birth Name: Thomas Jackson
Born: 1931-08-09
Birthplace: Sparta, Georgia, USA
Died: 1982-02-14 (Age:50)
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Reach: 80″   /   203cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Lippe Breidbart
Trainers: Whitey Bimstein & Freddie Brown


Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson fought Floyd Patterson for the World Heavyweight championship in July of 1957. Jackson, who was said to implore a "wild, windmill attack" was known to throw a double uppercut, in which he held both hands together as he brought them up. Following his 1957 loss to Eddie Machen, Jackson was banned from boxing in New York and California a result of the amount of punishment he took against Patterson and Machen. On February 16, 1960, he was scheduled to meet Dick Richardson in Britain, but the bout was cancelled as the BBBofC supported the New York ban.


  • Source: "British Boxing Bans Jackson" (1960, Feb. 4) The Montreal Gazette p. 22. Article