History | Nov 24 2018

On This Day: Julian Jackson repels disaster and flattens Herol Graham

Herol Graham's trainers remember the night he was famously flattened by Julian Jackson

HEROL GRAHAM is widely considered the best British fighter never to win a world title, and on November 24 1990, he came exceptionally close to claiming one.

Matched against fearsome slugger Julian Jackson for the vacant WBC middleweight title, the silky fighter’s accurate blasts had closed the slugger’s eyes. The American’s vision was limited even before a punch had been thrown, but by the fourth round, he was virtually blind.

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