Detroit’s Former WBO heavyweight title challenger Derrick Jefferson is at the moment combating for his life in Michigan after testing constructive for the Corona Virus.. In line with WXYZ in Detroit, Jefferson 53 is in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator after being admitted to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan final week..
Shut household and mates did nonetheless verify that his situation is slowly bettering..
Jefferson first caught nationwide publicity when he scored a devastating knockout over Maurice Harris in November of 1999, The combat that was televised stay on HBO continues to be considered presumably probably the most thrilling heavyweight bout of the Nineties..
2 years later Jefferson met Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO world heavyweight title, however was sadly knocked down 3 occasions earlier than dropping by way of second spherical knockout..
All through his 10 12 months profession, Derrick confronted notable names, Bert Cooper, Wladimir Klitschko, Oleg Maskaev, Phil Jackson, David Izoneratei and Levi Billups..
Jefferson final appeared in 2005 the place he was stopped by arduous punching Davarryl Williamson, leaving a file of 28-4-1 (21 Ko’s)
We want DJ a speedy restoration..