George Dixon, the first Black world boxing title winner

George Dixon, the first Black world boxing title winner

George Dixon on July 29, 1870 became the first black person to win a world boxing title. The first Black person to win a world boxing title, George D

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George Dixon on July 29, 1870 became the first black person to win a world boxing title.

The first Black person to win a world boxing title, George Dixon was born this day 1870 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Little is known today about Dixon, but he had an absolutely amazing boxing career. He pioneered much of modern boxing including training techniques such as the suspended punching bag and shadow boxing.

He was the first Black person to win a world boxing title. Dixon was known as “Little Chocolate” because he stood only 5’3” tall and weighed around 90 pounds. Despite his diminutive size he won 78 fights—30 by knock out. He was known for his lightning fast speed. Dixon died in New York in 1909. He is buried in Boston, Massachusetts.

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