|Real name||Ernest Cutler Price|
Jack the Giant Killer
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight
|Height||5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)|
|Reach||72 in (180 cm)|
February 2, 1891|
|Died||August 7, 1942
|Wins by KO||66|
Ernest Cutler Price (April 23, 1891 – August 7, 1942) better known as Jack "Hoosier Bearcat" Dillon, was an American boxer who held the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World. Dillon was often referred to as "Jack the Giant Killer" for his ability to handle the most dangerous heavyweights of his era. Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer ranked Dillon as the #3 Light Heavyweight of all-time, while boxing promoter Charley Rose placed him at #2. The International Boxing Research Organization rates Dillon as the 16th best Light-Heavyweight ever. He was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1959 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995.
Professional boxing career
Price took the name "Jack Dillon" from the famous racehorse, Sidney Dillon. Price worked at the farm/stable where the horse was housed. At his first fight, Price appeared very nervous. When asked his name, he said Sidney Dillon. The referee misunderstood him, and bawled out "Jack Dillon!" (May 20, 1916, Tacoma Daily News).
Life after boxing
In retirement, Dillon lived next door to a restaurant that he owned and operated. Dillon died on August 7, 1942, in Chattahoochee, Florida, aged 51.
|Awards and achievements|
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
|World Light Heavyweight Champion
14 April 1914 – 24 October 1916