Starting off his pro career on January 2009 age 20, John Jackson has had a total of 21 fights - 18 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws. 15 of the wins coming via stoppage. The longest win streak that Jackson has ever recorded was between January 2009 and April 2012 when it totaled 13 wins. Jackson's longest KO streak is 8 fights long.
Jackson didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Alphonso Alexander (a 0 fight pro) via TKO in the 2nd round. Jackson then went on to win his next 11 fights - fighting 5 times in 2009 and 3 times in 2011 racking up wins against Jack Welson, Manuel Martinez and Jose Vidal soto amongst others.
Jackson entered his next fight with 12 wins and took this to 13 with a win against Jesus Selig on April 25th, 2012. Selig was stopped in the 3rd round via TKO meaning Jackson was the first person to stop this opponent.
Taking the first knock of his career, Jackson fought Willie Nelson on September 15th, 2012 and was defeated by Nelson. Taking the first setback of his career, the September 15th, 2012 Nelson defeat went the full distance and ended via UD. 2 wins followed taking Jackson's winning streak to 15 wins.
Cerresso Fort was the next fight for Jackson on April 19th, 2013 and also his next career win. Jackson showed his superior boxing skills to become the first person to beat Fort. The judges scored the bout in favour of Jackson by UD over the full 8 rounds. Taking his record to 18 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, Jackson then went on to win a further 2 fights.
On June 7th, 2014, Jackson took on and was defeated by Andy Lee meaning his career tally went to 18-2-0. Jackson's fight against Andy Lee was Jackson's first stoppage defeat. This came via KO in the 5th round of a 10 round fight.
Jackson went into his next fight against Jermell Charlo on May 21st, 2016 with a career record of 18 wins. A great performance by opponent Charlo added a 2nd stoppage defeat to Jackson's career. Jackson was outmatched and the fight was brought to a halt in round 8 via KO.