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DSPR Congratulates Julian Jackson Sr. and Rudolph Clarke for Indiana Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

Julian Jackson Sr. and Rudolph Clarke are now in the Indiana Boxing Hall of Fame (Submitted photo)

On Saturday, May 18, the boxing world celebrated when two native Virgin Islanders, Rudolph Clarke and Julian Jackson Sr., were honored at the prestigious Indiana Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Indianapolis, Ind. Sponsored by Roof it Forward and Wise Financial, the ceremony recognized the outstanding contributions of Clarke and Jackson to the sport of boxing in Indiana.

Clarke and Jackson, both esteemed Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation (DSPR) employees, were honored for their exceptional dedication and skill, earning them a well-deserved place among this year’s 13 total inductees. Their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment have left a lasting mark on the sport and the community.

Established in 2018, the Indiana Boxing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to acknowledging individuals who have made significant contributions to boxing in the state. From its humble beginnings with just five inductees at its inaugural ceremony, the Hall of Fame has grown in stature over the years, a testament to the rich boxing heritage of Indiana.

DSPR Commissioner Calvin White (center) congratulates Jackson and Clarke on their honors. (Submitted photo)

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Rudolph Clarke and Julian Jackson Sr. on this momentous achievement,” said Commissioner Calvert White. “Their passion for boxing and dedication to our organization’s motto, ‘We Commit to Keep You Fit,’ exemplify the spirit of excellence we strive for at DSPR.”

In addition to their contributions to the sport, the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation commends Julian Jackson Sr. for his vital efforts in promoting boxing through the DSPR Boxing program, which is partnered with the Virgin Islands Boxing Federation.

For more information on Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation programs, facilities or operating hours, contact the main office at 774-0255 for the St. Thomas/St. John District or 773-0160 for the St. Croix district, or visit the official website at www.dspr.vi.gov.

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