On this day...Jackson stops Norris

On this day, Julian Jackson made a historic fourth defense of his WBA junior middleweight title when he knocked out Terry Norris, in the second round of their fight via a technical knockout.

As the fight took place at the Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

The match saw two brilliant power punchers Julian Jackson, the world champion from the Virgin Islands, land two massive right hands on Terry Norris, that floored him. Though Norris beat the count it only delayed the inevitable, as referee Joe Cortez, put a stop to the contest at 1 minute and 37 seconds of the second round.

The fight is the classic tale of two fights as Terry Norris had been outboxing Jackson up until he got caught and stopped. After the fight, Jackson praised Norris, and applauded his heart and will for continuing to fight on. This also came around the same time that Mike Tyson stopped Carl "The Truth" Williams in a little over a minute-and-a-half, or as most people would say, less than a round. The knockout by Jackson became iconic and forever cemented him as a legend in the sport. 

Jackson was one of the biggest punchers of not just his era, but that the sport had ever seen. An interesting fact is that Jackson's son, John Jackson fought for a world title, losing to Jermell Charlo by way of knockout. Andy Lee also upset John Jackson on a pay-per-view undercard, when Jackson hurt Lee, but he walked into a big left hook that laid him out flat.