would go on to win WBO and WBC world Middleweight
titles, Jackson was the reigning WBO world Super
Welterweight champion when he decisioned Maquilon
in a non-title fight, and Castro captured the WBA
World Middleweight crown the following year.
When he got
the assignment against Garrido in late 2010,
Maquilon had long ago returned to Colombia and had
most of his fights there since fighting Castro
twice in 1993. His best days were probably behind
him, but he had one more big night in him.
was simply too experienced and capable for
Garrido, and impressively stopped the Brazilian in
nine rounds to finally become a champion after
more than paying his dues since turning
professional twenty-two years earlier.
than a year later
Maquilon was killed in
a work-accident when he touched a high
voltage cable hanging from the roof of a house he
was painting. A fantastic servant to the sport, he
was only forty-three when he left this world, but
he left it as a champion!