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David Jaco boxer

David Jaco image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Debut 1981-01-06
Born 1957-01-24
Nationality USA
Residence Bradenton, Florida, USA
bouts
50
won
24
lost
25
draw
1
bouts
50
won
24
lost
25
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Debut 1981-01-06
Born 1957-01-24
Nationality USA
Residence Bradenton, Florida, USA

Jaco was once profiled on ABC's Prime Time Live as a "Palooka", or someone who never refused a fight for the money. Jaco later said, "I was a palooka, one of those guys who basically goes in there looking for a big payday. I made thousands when I fought, but I didn't consider myself a palooka. I was a decent fighter."After winning a local amateur Toughman competition, Jaco trained for a year to turn pro. His first fight was on January 6, 1981, and he defeated Vic Wallace by knockout in four rounds. He went on to win his next eleven fights before a 1983 first-round knockout defeat at the hands of future title contender Carl "The Truth" Williams.

Jaco was once profiled on ABC's Prime Time Live as a "Palooka", or someone who never refused a fight for the money. Jaco later said, "I was a palooka, one of those guys who basically goes in there looking for a big payday. I made thousands when I fought, but I didn't consider myself a palooka. I was a decent fighter."After winning a local amateur Toughman competition, Jaco trained for a year to turn pro. His first fight was on January 6, 1981, and he defeated Vic Wallace by knockout in four rounds. He went on to win his next eleven fights before a 1983 first-round knockout defeat at the hands of future title contender Carl "The Truth" Williams.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 17, 1994 David Bey LLDLLL Pavilhão do Colégio D. Bosco, Macao LOSS
Technical knockout
July 31, 1993 Adilson Rodrigues WWWWWW Araras LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1993 Melton Bowen WWWWWW Township Auditorium, Columbia vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 11, 1992 Bert Cooper WWWLWL Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1992 Alexander Zolkin WWWWWW Ohio Center, Columbus LOSS
Points
March 14, 1992 Magne Havnaa LLWWWW Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1992 Mike Hunter WWWWWW Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1991 Danny Sutton LLLLWW Manatee Sports Stadium, Bradenton WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1991 David Bey LLWWLL Robarts Arena, Sarasota DRAW
Points
June 11, 1991 Haakan Brock WWWLWW Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami WIN
Split-decision
May 11, 1991 Greg Payne WLLLLL Howard Johnson Downtown, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 20, 1990 Frankie Hines WLLLLL King Street Palace, Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1989 Tommy Morrison WWWWWW Veteran's Coliseum, Jacksonville LOSS
KO
Feb. 18, 1989 Alex Stewart WWWWWW Sportcsarnok Hall, Budapest LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1988 George Foreman WWWWWW Casa Royal Hotel, Bakersfield LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1988 Gary Mason WWWWWW Blazers Night Club, Windsor LOSS
Technical knockout
June 30, 1988 Oliver McCall WWWWWL Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1988 Mike Evans WWWWWW Genesis Center, Gary Midwest Regional Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 11, 1988 Michael Simuwelu WWDWWW Philips Halle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1988 Philipp Brown WWWWWW Marriott Hotel, Trumbull LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 29, 1987 Mike Weaver WWLWLL Yaounde LOSS
KO
Nov. 22, 1986 Johnny Du Plooy WWWWWW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
KO
July 11, 1986 Elijah Tillery WWWLWW Stevensville Hotel, Swan Lake LOSS
KO
May 13, 1986 Jose Ribalta DLWLWW Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington LOSS
KO
April 19, 1986 James Douglas LWWLW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 11, 1986 Mike Tyson WWWWWW Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1985 Tony Tucker WWWWWW Stade Louis II, Fontvieille LOSS
Technical knockout
July 8, 1985 Pierre Coetzer WWLWWW Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg LOSS
KO
April 30, 1985 Donovan Ruddock WDWWWW Dartmouth Sportsplex, Dartmouth WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 9, 1985 Dion Simpson WWWWWW McMoran Arena, Port Huron LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1985 Rick Kellar LLLLLW Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1984 Carlos Hernandez WWWWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1984 Cornelius Benson WW Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1984 Kenneth Penn L Tulsa WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1984 Ron Draper LLLLLL WIN
KO
July 27, 1984 Larry Landers Macon WIN
KO
June 23, 1984 Rick Kellar WWLLLL Five Flags Arena, Dubuque WIN
Points
June 30, 1983 Carl Williams WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Corner retirement
April 16, 1983 Melvin Hosey LLLLLL Toledo WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1983 Jeff Burg Bay City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 12, 1983 David Starkey WWLWWL Lima WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1982 Vernon Bridges LLLWWL Bay City WIN
Points
April 17, 1982 Harold Johnson LL Dayton WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1981 Harold Speakman WDWLL Columbus WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1981 Doug Meiring Toledo WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 1981 Otis Evans Pensacola WIN
KO
July 29, 1981 Vernon Bridges LL Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Points
June 20, 1981 Stanley Dollison LL Findlay WIN
KO
Feb. 13, 1981 Hubert Adams LLLLLL Lima WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1981 Vic Wallace LWLLLL Pontiac WIN
KO