George Dixon (boxer)
|Real name||George Dixon|
|Height||5 ft 3.5 in (1.61 m)|
|Reach||69 1⁄2 in (177 cm)|
July 29, 1870|
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Died||January 6, 1908(aged 37)|
|Wins by KO||37|
George Dixon (July 29, 1870 – January 6, 1908) was a Black Canadian professional boxer and the first black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion.
Dixon was born in Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known as "Little Chocolate," he stood 5 feet 3.5 inches (1.613 m) tall and weighed only 87 pounds (39 kg) when he began his professional boxing career. Dixon claimed the World Bantamweight Championship in 1888 and was officially considered the champion after knocking out Nunc Wallace of England in 18 rounds on June 27, 1890.
Dixon is credited for inventing Shadowboxing.