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Julian Jackson To Receive Permanent WBC Championship Belt

julian jacksonThe World Boxing Commission will present the U.S. Virgin Islands’ own Julian “The Hawk“ Jackson, (55-6, 49 KO's) former WBA Light Middleweight Champion and former WBC Middleweight Champion with a permanent Middleweight Championship Belt in an official ceremony hosted by Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis on Monday, June 18, 2007.

On hand to make the presentation will be WBC Vice President Lloyd Van Putten joined by several representatives of the Boxing World to include: Joe Cortez, Emile Griffith, and Dave Selwyn.

Governor deJongh stated, “This is an extremely important and proud occasion for Mr. Jackson and the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands because during the course of his active boxing career, he was never permanently issued his WBC Belt. This is not only national and international media event, but a historical event that will add yet another chapter to the legacy of Julian’s illustrious career and as world-renown Champion Boxing.

The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Governor’s residence at Catharineberg.

Article posted on 24.05.2007



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