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Julius Jackson’s Next Fight Set For October 6 in Washington State

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   Julius Jackson of St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – While the Premier Boxing Champions slate of 21 cards on Fox Sports 1 kicks off on Tuesday night (9 ET) in Hollywood, California, with former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) taking on Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in the main event, two more bouts for upcoming cards have been announced.

On Oct. 6 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington, Virgin Islands super middleweight Julius Jackson (19-0, 15 KOs), one of the fighting sons of former world titleholder Julian Jackson, will face Mexican-based Venezuelan Jose Uzcategui (23-1, 19 KOs) in a world title eliminator for the right to become the mandatory challenger for titleholder James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs).

Uzcategui has won his only fight since appearing on HBO in June 2014 and losing a 10-round decision to Matt Korobov in a middleweight bout.

The Oct. 13 card, which will take place at a site to be announced, will include Alhambra, California, heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian, taking on Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs), a native of Cameroon living in New Orleans. Kassi is coming off a spirited 10-round majority draw with former two-time title challenger Chris Arreola on July 18.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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