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Dixon, Georgelocked

(29 July 1870–05 January 1908)
  • Luckett V. Davis

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Dixon, George (29 July 1870–05 January 1908), boxer, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but was brought by his parents to Boston when he was eight years old. There he attended school and, in 1884, began working for Elmer Chickering, a photographer who specialized in making portraits of boxers. While working on a job assignment Dixon saw boxing matches at the Boston Music Hall and decided to pursue a boxing career. After a few amateur bouts he attracted the attention of Tom O’Rourke, a former boxer himself, who taught Dixon and managed him throughout most of his career....

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