Bailey has a reputation as a strong starter and Friday evening’s fight in Antwerp’s Lotto Arena was no exception.
Just one minute into the fight, the man known as the “Knock-out King” had Jackson floored with a strong left hook.
The referee counted to eight, but Jackson got a second chance.
However, a second left hook from Bailey saw the Fleming on the canvas again just seconds later.
The 5,000 spectators couldn’t believe what they were witnessing.
The fight was to have been a steppingstone for Jackson on his way to the world title.
However, this dream now seems further away than ever.
“It’s a pity I had to beat a Belgian”
Sugar Jackson didn’t want to comment after the match.
However, his coach Renald De Vulder was prepared to talk to journalists.
Renald De Vulder said that although Jackson was well-prepared for the fight, he made a false move that allowed the experienced Bailey to knock him out.
Meanwhile Randall Bailey was modest in victory.
The American told journalists that “I think that it’s a pity that I’ve had to beat one of your fellow countrymen, but I was just doing my job.”