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Jackson, Horace "Stonewall"

Horace Jackson was from Louisville, KY, and later moved to Cincinnati, OH. He was a middleweight boxer who fought under the the name Stonewall Jackson. In April 1934, he was scheduled to fight Cincinnati middleweight Smokey Maggard. The bout was to take place as an eight round main event in PAC Arena in Piqua, OH. Jackson, an inexperienced boxer, was described as a slugger and swinger with a wild and unorthodox style, fighting from a half crouch position. He had been boxing for little more than two years, learning from experience.

His first fight took place February 22, 1932, when he won against Jackie Raymond in Milford, OH. Jackson's first loss was to Bobby Millsap in Covington, KY, April 18, 1933. His 1934 fight against Smokey Maggard was promoted in the local newspapers; tickets were sold at G. & G. Autoparts and Fred Loefflers in Piqua. Admission was 44, 72, and 91 cents. Women could take any seat for 44 cents. The referee was Earl Smitley. Jackson lost the fight by decision. 

Jackson's last bout was in Louisville, KY, November 25, 1935, ending in a loss to Frank Glover. Stonewall Jackson's overall record was 13 wins with 6 knockouts, 10 losses with 2 knockouts, and 7 draws.

For more see "Hard-hitting Kentucky boxer to face Maggard Tuesday eve," The Piqua Daily Call, 4/07/1934, p. 9.

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NKAA Source: The Piqua daily call (newspaper)

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