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Boxer ‘Japan’ Gregory Jackson killed in South Street mass shooting

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Gregory Jackson was a boxer. He was nicknamed “Japan.”

He was shot and killed during the mass shooting on Saturday on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The police said that Micah Towns shot and killed Jackson following an exchange of words.

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Jackson was not the only person killed in the shooting. According to the authorities, bystanders Kristopher Minners and Alexis Quinn were also hit by stray bullets. Eleven others were also injured in the shooting.

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Boxrec said that Jackson was 11-7-1 in his boxing career. He had three knockouts in his career.

He; however, had not had a boxing match since September 2019. He won a unanimous decision over Alberto Delgado. Boxrec does not have a location for the bout; however, it was sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission.

Jackson had won the last three bouts that he had entered into the ring. He also knocked out Ike Ezeji and won a unanimous decision over Juan Rodriguez Jr.

He final loss came to Vernon Brown by a majority decision on June 30th, 2018. This bout took place in Arizona and was sanctioned by the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission.

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The Philadelphia native — who was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey — fought for a championship belt only once in his career. He lost a majority decision to Khiary Gray on December 7th, 2017 for the interim USA New England Welterweight Championship.

A youth boxing coach Rashaan Vereen was one of two men arrested for the shooting. Quran Garner was also arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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