International Boxing Hall of Fame
"The Black Prince"
|Real name||Peter Jackson|
|Birth date||July 3, 1861(1861-07-03)|
|Birth place||Christiansted, Danish West Indies|
|Death date||July 13, 1901 (aged 40)|
|Total fights||85 (31 No Decisions)|
|Wins by KO||30|
Jackson was born in Christiansted, Saint Croix, Danish West Indies. Standing at the Height of 6' 1 1/2" tall and weighing in at 192-210 lbs he became the winner of the Australian Heavyweight championship in 1886. Originally working on ships as a deck hand in the Sydney Docks since he was 14, he used his fist to quell a mutiny. This garnered him some notoriety and brought him to the attention of Larry Foley and started his career in boxing. He came to be known as "Black Prince".
Jackson won the Australian heavyweight title in 1886 with a knockout of Tom Leeds in the 30th round, and the British Commonwealth title against Jem Smith by KO in the second round. In 1888 he beat "Old Chocolate" Godfrey to gain the colored heavyweight championship.
On May 21, 1891, in San Francisco, California Jackson fought James Corbett because the reigning John L. Sullivan wouldn't fight him because he was black. The match went 61 rounds before it was declared no contest because both boxers were too exhausted to continue.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Australian boxer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 3, 1861|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Christiansted, Saint Croix, Danish West Indies|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 13, 1901|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Roma, Queensland, Australia|