Now ranked No. 5 in his weight class by the International Boxing Federation, Julius “the Chef” Jackson (19-0) will be a contender for No. 1 if he wins his bout Tuesday against Mexico’s Jose Uzcategui (23-1).
“He’s a tough opponent, a tough guy, and he’s hard to stop,” Jackson recently said of Uzcategui. “He has only had one loss and he’s a strong fighter. He likes to come at you, but he can box too, so I’m expecting a tough fight, which I have definitely been wanting.”
The two will headline a Premier Boxing Champions Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays fight card on Fox Sports 1 from San Antonio, Texas, and Jackson said this week that he’s ready to be in the spotlight again.