100 Greatest Pound for Pound Boxers Of All Time: 80. George Dixon

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George Dixon

80. George Dixon

Division: Bantamweight (118), Featherweight (126)

Record: 64-29-51

Years Active: 1886-1906

Universally ranked as the greatest or second-greatest bantamweight of all time, George “Little Chocolate” Dixon holds many historical distinctions in boxing.

Quick-handed with moves described as “cat-like,” Dixon became the first black world champion in the history of boxing, as well as being the first Canadian boxer to hold a world title.

Only a few fights after becoming recognized as the bantamweight world champion (there were no official title belts at the time), he moved up to featherweight and officially defended his featherweight title dozens of times.

Some mystery surrounds Dixon’s career, but it has been reported that he won 78 fights and lost 26. However, Boxrec lists his record as 64-29 with 51 draws.

(source:bleacherreport.com by Dave Carlson)

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