Sugar Jackson

Boxer from Belgium

(Sugar) Jackson Osei Bonsu (born 3 March 1981 in Ghana) is a Belgian welterweight professional boxer of Ghanaian descent. He started to call himself Sugar as a reference to Sugar Ray Robinson. Jackson has, in recent times, gained a large following in the UK and US, and in early 2008 was voted the 'Official Overseas Fighter' of internet boxing forum Boxing Rebels, replacing the charismatic Bobby Gunn. He is highly rated on many a true boxing fan's pound for pound list. In 1997, Jackson came to Belgium, where his father was already living. As boxing was his boyhood dream, he started to attend the Antwerpse Boksschool (English: Antwerp Boxing School). Currently, Jackson trains in Izegem. Sugar Jackson is famous for his very hard punch and his perseverance. His defence and technique are considered his weaker points. So far, Jackson has won 27 (23 knockouts) of his 28 fights. In February 2005, he won the IBC world title. In February 2007, almost exactly two years after his IBC title, Jackson defeated Nordin Mouchi, capturing the EBU world title. He successfully defended his EBU title 4 times. The last time was on 3 May 2008 against the Ukrainian Viktor Plotnikov. On 14 September 2008  ( Wikipedia article )


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