Date: 15th February 1992
Venue: Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Title: WBC World Middleweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Tv: Showtime Championship Boxing
( 42 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 159 lbs
( 16 - 8 - 1 )
Weight: 160 lbs
Julian "The Hawk" Jackson made the second defence of his WBC World Middleweight title against Newark, New Jersey-based Puerto Rican Ismael Negron at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on the 2nd February 1992.
Jackson had won the title fifteen months earlier in a vacant title match against England's Herol Graham in Benalmadena, Spain. Graham was in a big lead going into the 4th round, and with both of Jackson's eyes closing, he was told by the ringside doctor in between the 3rd and 4th rounds that he only had one more round and then the fight would be stopped. Jackson produced one of boxing's most spectacular knockouts when his counter right hook landed flush on Graham's jaw, leaving the British challenger out cold.
Negron came into the title fight against Jackson with a patchy 16-8-1 record and was a huge underdog. The odds proved to be accurate as Jackson went on the attack from the first bell and when a counter left hook landed flush, Negron fell heavily. Negron somehow managed to get to his feet and it looked as if he was going to be allowed to continue but then his legs betrayed him, leaving referee Mills Lane with no choice but to wave the fight off at 0:50