Former Olympian Julius “The Chef” Jackson will be at the JCC this Sunday, July 30 to teach a Cardio Boxing Class
Please RSVP by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28 to Debi Price at 908-889-8800 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is FREE and exclusive to JCC members!
To say that Julius “The Chef” Jackson was born to be a boxer just because his father, Julian Jackson, was a three-time world champ in two divisions might be a bit too simplistic. But once he took up the sport, it was inevitable that the son of one of boxing’s greatest power punchers would fall under the category of knockout artist. The former Olympian is also an accomplished chef whose culinary talents rival his prowess in the ring.
A couple of years after Julian Jackson wrapped up his Hall of Fame career, 13-year-old Julius Jackson found his way to the boxing gym and began the process of following in his father’s footsteps. Through hard work, dedication and, yes, some pretty good genes, Jackson enjoyed a stellar amateur career in which he would go 27-9, win three Caribbean titles and represent his native Virgin Islands in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. After going one and done in Beijing, where he lost to Ireland’s Kenneth Egan, Jackson chose to take his talents to the professional ranks. Making his debut on the same card as his younger brother, John, on January 30, 2009, Jackson won a four-round unanimous decision over Marvin Blair in the Virgin Islands. It would be one of the rare times when Jackson’s opponent would make it to the final bell.