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Julian Jackson: ‘Nothing in life is worth anything if you don’t take a chance’

Jack Hirsch speaks to Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Julian Jackson about his decorated career and that punch against Herol Graham
Julian Jackson

THE two most frustrating words in the English language are ‘what if’. These words allow us to escape reality and reflect on what could have been rather than what is. They can make us appreciate just how lucky we are or send us into a downward spiral from which we might never recover.

On the weekend in June that Julian Jackson was being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the Daily Mail ran a story about his old rival, Herol Graham, and how Graham’s knockout loss to the Virgin Islander wrecked him emotionally, having subsequently been hospitalised various times due to depression. “I felt like a horse had knocked me out,” said Graham. “I was out before I hit the floor.”

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