V.I.'s Jackson wins bout in Panama by KO

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ST. THOMAS ­- Julius Jackson continued the trend of V.I. dominance in the boxing ring on Saturday, knocking his opponent out in the second round.

Jackson improved to 15-0, with 11 KO's, after a devastating right hook left his opponent, Colombia's Jhonathan Ricar (9-6, 7KO's) unable to get back up. The fight was the undercard to the bout between Johnriel Casimero and Luis Alberto Ruis.

Jackson's win on Saturday is another sign that boxing is on the up in the Virgin Islands, with his brother, John, and his cousin, Samuel Rogers, winning their respective bouts in Atlantic City on March 8. Julius was scheduled to fight that night, but his opponentRoberto Jose Acevedo (7-0, 4 knockouts), backed out at the last minute.

"I feel great," said Jackson in a USVI press release. "I felt strong going into the ring. I might have started a bit slow - my opponent was a bit busier than me in the first round, but by the second round, I was warm, put my punches together a little better and was able to stop him with a right hook to the body."

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