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George Dixon

  • Birth 29 Jul 1870 Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Death 6 Jan 1908 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 21503

Professional Boxer. Nicknamed ‘Little Chocolate' he was the first black boxer to win a world title and is considered by many to be the greatest fighter of the 19th century. At age 20, he fought his first championship fight becoming the bantamweight champ in 1890. He was featherweight champion (1891-1900) and fought in a total of 23world championship bouts. Over the course of his career he fought in over 1,000 fights, a record unparalleled in the history of sports. He is also credited with inventing shadow boxing. He died at age 38 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Dixon (29 Jul 1870–6 Jan 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21503, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .