George Dixon (boxer)

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George Dixon
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Dixon, c.1894
Statistics
Nickname(s)Little Chocolate
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 3+12 in (161 cm)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityCanadian
Born(1870-07-29)July 29, 1870
Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedJanuary 6, 1909(1909-01-06) (aged 38)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights163
Wins74
Wins by KO36
Losses30
Draws55
No contests6

George Dixon (July 29, 1870 January 6, 1908) was a Canadian professional boxer. After winning the bantamweight title in 1892, he became the first ever black athlete to win a world championship in any sport; he was also the first Canadian-born boxing champion. Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer ranked Dixon as the #1 featherweight of all-time. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1955, the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1956 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a first-class inductee in 1990. [1] In 2018 he was named one of the greatest 15 athletes in Nova Scotia's history, ranking sixth. [2]

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Boxing career

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 is widely credited for developing shadowboxing. [1]

Dixon claimed the world bantamweight title on May 10, 1888, after a bout with Tommy Spider Kelly, [3] and was officially considered the champion after knocking out Nunc Wallace of England in 18 rounds two years later on June 27, 1890.

The following year, on May 31, 1891, Dixon beat Cal McCarthy in 22 rounds to win the world featherweight title. While he held the title, Dixon established a vaudeville troupe he called the "George Dixon Specialty Co." which toured Canada and the United States; it appeared at the Naylor Opera House in Terre Haute, Indiana, on November 8, 1894.

On October 4, 1897, he lost the title by decision in a rematch bout with Solly Smith, who he had previously defeated by seventh-round technical knockout.

In a close bout, he lost to the British featherweight champion Ben Jordan on July 1, 1898, at New York's Lenox Club in a classic twenty five round points decision by referee Charley White. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Dixon did the leading but unlike many of those who had previously met the little Colored fighter, Jordan went at him and mixed it all the time." The bout was close, and many believed a draw would have been a better decision. Jordan was down on his hands and knees in the seventh from a blow by Dixon, but the bout contained relatively few knockdowns and no counts. The bout ended with a flurry by Dixon, but the referee did not feel it adequate to award him the decision. The Chronicle actually believed Dixon had the edge in the fighting. [4] The Los Angeles Times also agreed the bout was close and that "Both men fought well and there was little to choose between them". [5] [1]

Dixon was in talks to face champion Solly Smith in a third meeting, however, Smith lost the world title in a surprising upset against Dave Sullivan – the bout was stopped in the fifth round after Smith sustained a broken arm. [6] Dixon instead turned his attention to newly crowned champion Sullivan, and on November 11, 1898, he reclaimed the world featherweight title by decisively defeating him in a tenth round disqualification at New York City's Lenox Club. Sullivan had held the title only forty-six days. [7]

Terry McGovern Terry McGovern.jpg
Terry McGovern

At the time of the fight the betting favored Dixon, but was close, and briefly went to even odds. For nine rounds in front of eight thousand spectators, Dixon had the advantage. In the final round, Sullivan's brother Jack walked into the ring twice to speak to Jimmy Coville the referee about the time remaining in the round, eventually causing Coville to end the fight, in frustration over Jack's infraction. Sullivan could have fought on, though he would have almost certainly lost the fight. [8]

Dixon lost his featherweight title in a 15-round decision to Abe Attell on October 28, 1901, though other sources credit his loss of the title to Terry McGovern on January 9, 1900.

By that time, he had moved to Boston, where he had family; it was a destination for other immigrants from Africville.

Not long after his last fight, Dixon died on January 6, 1909 in the alcohol ward of Bellevue Hospital. Dixon was living and begging on the streets of New York with no friends. Attempts by Dixon's fans to get Dixon back on his feet failed and the media reported the end was near for the former champion who had fallen on dark times. Dixon would tell doctors he had no friends except for former world heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan. [9] Part of his hospital bills for the illness that took his life was paid for by a charity boxing tournament put on January 23, 1908, at Bower's Minery Theatre in New York. [10] He is interred in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts. A recreation and community centre adjacent Uniacke Square in Halifax is named in his honour.

Official Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
176 fights68 wins30 losses
By knockout366
By decision2923
By disqualification31
Draws57
No contests8
Newspaper decisions/draws 13

All Newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted as a win, loss or draw.

No.Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
176 Loss 68–30–57 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Monk The Newsboy PTS 15 Dec 10, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Standard A.C., Lymansville, Rhode Island, U.S.
175 Draw 68–29–57 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Ryan PTS 12 May 21, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
174 Draw 68–29–56 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Haley NWS 3 Jan 16, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Cayler A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
173 Win 68–29–56 (20) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Shea KO 3 (?) Jan 4, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Roman A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
172 Win 67–29–56 (20) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Howe NWS 3 Dec 28, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg Long Acre A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
171 Loss 67–29–56 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Harlem Tommy Murphy KO 2 (6) Sep 20, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
170 Draw 67–28–56 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Goodwin PTS 10 Jun 26, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Labour Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England
169 Win 67–28–55 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alf Wood PTS 8 Jun 8, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
168 Draw 66–28–55 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dick Nelson PTS 10 May 28, 1905 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark
167 Draw 66–28–54 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob White PTS 6 Apr 17, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
166 Draw 66–28–53 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darkey Haley PTS 6 Apr 15, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
165 Draw 66–28–52 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Foy PTS 15 Apr 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
164 NC66–28–51 (19) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Keith ND 3 Apr 1, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Waverley Market, Edinburgh, ScotlandNo decision trial bout
163 Draw 66–28–51 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney Cohen PTS 20 Mar 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Norfolk Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBilled English 8st 8lbs title
162 Win 66–28–50 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stoker Stoodley TKO 5 (20) Feb 25, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Volunteer Engineers Drill Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
161 Draw 65–28–50 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darkey Haley PTS 6 Feb 18, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
160 Loss 65–28–49 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob White PTS 6 Jan 30, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Drill Hall, Guildford, Surrey, England
159 Draw 65–27–49 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Hughes PTS 8 Jan 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Ashford, Kent, England
158 Draw 65–27–48 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob White PTS 6 Dec 23, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Philharmonic Hall, Southampton, Hampshire, England
157 Draw 65–27–47 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Boss Edwards PTS 15 Nov 24, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
156 Loss 65–27–46 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Owen Moran PTS 6 Oct 17, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England
155 Loss 65–26–46 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy Burns PTS 20 Apr 21, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
154 Draw 65–25–46 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Moore PTS 6 Apr 9, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
153 NC65–25–45 (18) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike Robson NC 11 (20) Mar 19, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandThe referee declared a no contest as Robson was suffering from a liver complaint
152 Loss 65–25–45 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney Cohen PTS 15 Mar 7, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leeds and County Athletic Club, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
151 Draw 65–24–45 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Mansfield PTS 20 Feb 22, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Winter Gardens, Plymouth, Devon, England
150 Loss 65–24–44 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll PTS 6 Feb 10, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bristol, Avon, England
149 Draw 65–23–44 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Summers PTS 6 Feb 6, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
148 Win 65–23–43 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney Cohen KO 8 (20) Jan 16, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandRetained world 120lbs title claim
147 Draw 64–23–43 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dai Morgan PTS 15 Dec 19, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ivor Athletic Club, Swansea, Wales
146 Win 64–23–42 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney Cohen PTS 20 Dec 7, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandRetained world 120lbs title claim
145 Win 63–23–42 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS 20 Nov 9, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandClaimed vacant world 120lbs title
144 Draw 62–23–42 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Lampey PTS 6 Oct 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Public Hall, Barking Road, Canning Town, London, England
143 Loss 62–23–41 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Digger Stanley PTS 6 Oct 12, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England
142 Win 62–22–41 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Williams TKO 4 (6) Oct 10, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
141 Draw 61–22–41 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Lampey PTS 6 Sep 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England
140 NC61–22–40 (17) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dave Wallace ND 6 Sep 28, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pretoria Gymnasium, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandNo decision trial bout
139 Draw 61–22–40 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Billy Barrett PTS 20 Sep 24, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England
138 Draw 61–22–39 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Lampey PTS 6 Sep 14, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
137 Win 61–22–38 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Ware PTS 6 Aug 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
136 Win 60–22–38 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Digger Stanley PTS 6 Aug 1, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
135 Loss 59–22–38 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS 8 Jun 27, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
134 Draw 59–21–38 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 'Young' Harry Paul PTS 6 Jun 15, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
133 Loss 59–21–37 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll KO 5 (?) Jun 1, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg WalesFight date, time and place not exact -- need source for this bout[ citation needed ]
132 Draw 59–20–37 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Phalin PTS 15 May 25, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jem Mace's Gymnasium, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
131 Loss 59–20–36 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike Robson PTS 20 May 16, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
130 Loss 59–19–36 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Jordan PTS 6 May 2, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
129 Draw 59–18–36 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Phalin PTS 15 Apr 16, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool, Merseyside, England
128 Loss 59–18–35 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike Robson PTS 15 Apr 11, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
127 Win 59–17–35 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Pearson KO 8 (?) Apr 6, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool, Merseyside, England
126 Loss 58–17–35 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Fred Delaney PTS 6 Feb 28, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Beresford Street Drill Hall, Woolwich, London, England
125 Draw 58–16–35 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dave Wallace PTS 6 Feb 20, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandExact date unknown
124 Draw 58–16–34 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Ware PTS 20 Feb 9, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandBilled world 116lbs title claim
123 Loss 58–16–33 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll PTS 8 Jan 24, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Theatre Royal, Cadoxton, Wales
122 NC58–15–33 (16) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Courtney ND 6 Jan 19, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Theater Royale, Cadoxton-Barry, Wales
121 Win 58–15–33 (15) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Smith KO 3 (6) Nov 15, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Canterbury Theatre of Varities, Lambeth, London, England
120 Draw 57–15–33 (15) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Curley PTS 15 Sep 29, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Standard Theatre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
119 Loss 57–15–32 (15) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS 15 Sep 8, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg New National Athletic Club, Marylebone, London, England
118 Draw 57–14–32 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Tim Callahan NWS 6 Jun 30, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
117 Loss 57–14–32 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Biz Mackey TKO 5 (10) Jun 10, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Business Men's A.C., Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
116 Draw 57–13–32 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Lenny NWS 6 Jun 6, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Armory Hall, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
115 Loss 57–13–32 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Danny Dougherty NWS 7 May 27, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Globe A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
114 Draw 57–13–32 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Ryan PTS 15 May 16, 1902 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dey's Rink, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
113 Win 57–13–31 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Chick Tucker PTS 20 Feb 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.
112 Loss 56–13–31 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Lenny TKO 9 (20) Jan 24, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
111 Draw 56–12–31 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Tipman PTS 20 Jan 17, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
110 Loss 56–12–30 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Austin Rice PTS 20 Dec 19, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, New London, Connecticut, U.S.
109 Loss 56–11–30 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS 15 Oct 28, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
108 Loss 56–10–30 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Yanger PTS 15 Sep 26, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
107 Draw 56–9–30 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS 20 Sep 12, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.
106 Draw 56–9–29 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS 10 Aug 23, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
105 Loss 56–9–28 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Young Corbett II PTS 10 Aug 16, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.For Western featherweight championship
104 Draw 56–8–28 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Lyons PTS 20 Feb 8, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
103 Loss 56–8–27 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Sullivan TKO 7 (25) Jul 31, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
102 Loss 56–7–27 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Terry McGovern PTS 6 Jun 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
101 Draw 56–6–27 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Yanger PTS 6 Jun 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
100 Loss 56–6–26 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Tim Callahan NWS 6 Jun 4, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
99 Loss 56–6–26 (11) Flag of the United States.svg Terry McGovern TKO 8 (25) Jan 9, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Lost world featherweight title
98 Win 56–5–26 (11) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Lenny PTS 25 Nov 21, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
97 Win 55–5–26 (11) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Curley PTS 25 Nov 2, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
96 Win 54–5–26 (11) Flag of the United States.svg Tim Callahan NWS 6 Oct 13, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95 Draw 54–5–26 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS 20 Aug 11, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
94 Win 54–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS 6 Jul 14, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
93 Win 53–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy White PTS 20 Jul 11, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
92 Win 52–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Sam Bolen KO 3 (25) Jul 3, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
91 Win 51–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein PTS 25 Jun 2, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
90 Win 50–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Broad PTS 20 May 15, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
89 Win 49–5–25 (10) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto KO 10 (25) Jan 17, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
88 Win 48–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Gardner PTS 25 Nov 29, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
87 Win 47–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Dave Sullivan DQ 10 (25) Nov 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Won world featherweight title
86 Win 46–5–25 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein NWS 6 Sep 5, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85 Win 46–5–25 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Dunn NWS 6 Aug 29, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
84 Loss 46–5–25 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Ben Jordan PTS 25 Jul 1, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York, New York, U.S.
83 Win 46–4–25 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS 20 Jun 6, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York, New York, U.S.
82 Draw 45–4–25 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy White PTS 20 Mar 31, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Syracuse, New York, U.S.
81 Loss 45–4–24 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith PTS 20 Oct 4, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Lost world featherweight title
80 Draw 45–3–24 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Dal Hawkins PTS 20 Jul 23, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
79 Draw 45–3–23 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud NWS 6 Jun 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
78 Win 45–3–23 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Griffin PTS 20 Apr 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
77 Win 44–3–23 (7) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS 25 Mar 24, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Won world featherweight title
76 Draw 43–3–23 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Downey PTS 20 Feb 15, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Win 43–3–22 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy KO 6 (20) Jan 22, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Billed World 120 lbs Featherweight Title claim
74 Loss 42–3–22 (7) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS 20 Nov 27, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Lost world featherweight title
Dixon continued to claim the title even after this loss to Erne with his title at stake in championship conditions
73 Draw 42–2–22 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy White PTS 20 Sep 25, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
72 Draw 42–2–21 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Martin Flaherty PTS 20 Jun 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
71 Win 42–2–20 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Slusher PTS 4 (?) May 9, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
70 Win 41–2–20 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Ellwood McCloskey PTS 4 (?) May 7, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
69 Win 40–2–20 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud NWS 4 May 4, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
68 Win 40–2–20 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Marshall TKO 7 (?) Mar 17, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Prescott A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
67 Draw 39–2–20 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS 6 Jan 30, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
66 Draw 39–2–19 (6) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS 10 Dec 5, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Draw 39–2–18 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS 10 Oct 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
64 Win 39–2–17 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Griffin PTS 25 Aug 27, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
63 NC38–2–17 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Leonard DC 1 (?) Aug 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Academy of Music, New York City, New York, U.S.Inspector Cortright broke up the fight and arrested both men
62 Win 38–2–17 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Connolly DQ 4 (25) Jul 31, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Banta Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Connelly was knocked down, when his second Howie Hodgkins got into the ring to help him, and so the fight was given to Dixon
61 Win 37–2–17 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Slusher PTS 4 (?) May 8, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
60 Win 36–2–17 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Sam Bolen PTS 6 Mar 7, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
59 Draw 35–2–17 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS 25 Jan 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
58 Draw 35–2–16 (5) Flag of Ireland.svg Billy Whistler PTS 4 Dec 26, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Exact date unknown
57 Win 35–2–15 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Flynn KO 4 (4) Oct 25, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
56 Win 34–2–15 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Othello KO 2 (?) Sep 20, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55 Draw 33–2–15 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS 20 Jun 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
54 Win 33–2–14 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Robert J Heeney TKO 2 (?) Jan 4, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
53 Win 32–2–14 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy DQ 3 (?) Dec 15, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg People's Theater, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.Dixon outpointed Murphy with ease. Referee Stoddard attempted to separate Dixon and Murphy in the 3rd round, and Murphy turned on him. He landed his right on the referee's nose. Stoddard retaliated with two rapid blows in self-defense. Murphy was excited and clinched Stoddard, while he rained blows on the old man's face. Police Captain Bimson stopped the proceedings
52 Win 31–2–14 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith TKO 7 (?) Sep 25, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
51 Loss 30–2–14 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Plimmer PTS 4 Aug 22, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
50 Win 30–1–14 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Pierce TKO 3 (?) Aug 7, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
49 Draw 29–1–14 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Downey PTS 4 Aug 1, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miners Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Exact date unknown
48 Win 29–1–13 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud NWS 4 Jul 1, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
47 Win 29–1–13 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud PTS 4 Jun 30, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46 Draw 28–1–13 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Barnett PTS 4 (?) Jun 17, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Academy of Music, New York City, New York, U.S.
45 Win 28–1–12 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Edward Rossman TKO 1 (?) May 3, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
44 Win 27–1–12 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Nalley TKO 1 (?) May 2, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Washington, D.C., U.S.
43 Draw 26–1–12 (4) Flag of the United States.svg George Siddons PTS 12 Mar 20, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
42 Win 26–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Leo Dobbins TKO 2 (?) Feb 24, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
41 Win 25–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Whitey Chadwick TKO 2 (?) Feb 23, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40 Win 24–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Al Wright TKO 1 (?) Feb 22, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
39 Win 23–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Reilly PTS ? (?) Feb 21, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
38 Win 22–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Buck Leary KO 1 (4) Feb 10, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
37 Win 21–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Dick Mills KO 1 (?) Feb 7, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
36 Win 20–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Young Byrnes PTS 4 Feb 6, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
35 NC19–1–11 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Daly ND ? (4) Feb 1, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miners 8th St Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.
34 NC19–1–11 (3) Flag of the United States.svg George Strong ND 4 Jan 31, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
33 Win 19–1–11 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Keeley KO 3 (?) Dec 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
32 NC18–1–11 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud ND 4 Nov 18, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
31 Draw 18–1–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud PTS 4 Nov 11, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
30 Win 18–1–10 (1) Flag of the United States.svg William Bell TKO 2 (4) Nov 4, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
29 Draw 17–1–10 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud PTS 4 Oct 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28 Win 17–1–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Skelly KO 8 (?) Sep 6, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
27 Win 16–1–9 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Fred Johnson KO 14 (?) Jun 27, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island Casino, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Won vacant world featherweight title
26 Win 15–1–9 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis KO 5 (?) Jul 28, 1891 Flag of the United States.svg California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
25 Win 14–1–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Martin Flaherty PTS 6 Apr 20, 1891 Flag of the United States.svg Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
24 Win 13–1–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Cal McCarthy TKO 22 (?) Mar 31, 1891 Flag of the United States.svg Troy Bicycle Club, Troy, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title claim
23 Win 12–1–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Murphy KO 40 (?) Oct 23, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Gladstone Club, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.Won world featherweight title claim
22 Win 11–1–9 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nunc Wallace RTD 19 (30) Jun 27, 1890 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg New Pelican Club Gym, Soho, London, EnglandWon inaugural world bantamweight title
21 Draw 10–1–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Cal McCarthy PTS 70 (?) Feb 7, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Union AC, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.For American featherweight title
Dixon claimed world featherweight title
20 Win 10–1–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eugene Hornbacher KO 2 (?) Dec 27, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Hotel, New London, Connecticut, U.S.Claimed American 115lbs title
19 Win 9–1–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Sullivan PTS 6 Dec 11, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.Police intervened
18 Draw 8–1–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Hank Brennan PTS 26 Oct 14, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Parnell A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
17 Loss 8–1–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg George Wright DQ 2 (6) Jun 3, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Parnell A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Dixon struck Wright twice in the face after the bell and was disqualified
16 Draw 8–0–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Kelley PTS 10 Mar 1, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Putnam, Connecticut, U.S.
15 Win 8–0–6 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Kelley PTS 10 Jan 29, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Pelican Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
14 Draw 7–0–6 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Hank Brennan PTS 15 Dec 28, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
13 Draw 7–0–5 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Hank Brennan PTS 9 (7) Dec 4, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
12 Draw 7–0–4 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Hank Brennan PTS 14 (12) Jun 21, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Pelican Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Bout scheduled for 12 rounds, but the referee called for two more. Dixon protested but fought the extra rounds
11 Win 7–0–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Brackett KO 5 (6) Jun 13, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Way Street Gymnasium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
10 Win 6–0–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Green NWS 6 Jun 7, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Cribb Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
9 Draw 6–0–3 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Spider Kelly PTS 9 (7) May 10, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Scheduled seven round spar allowed to run nine rounds because of interest
8 Draw 6–0–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Doherty PTS 8 Apr 27, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Way Street Gymnasium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
7 Draw 6–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Kelley PTS 15 Mar 21, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Tremont A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Flag of the United States.svg Ned Morris TKO 4 (7) Mar 10, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Barney Finnegan PTS 7 Feb 17, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie Parton TKO 6 (10) Jan 20, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Pelican Club, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Lyman TKO 5 (6) Jan 1, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg Larley A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Elias Hamilton PTS 8 Sep 21, 1887 Flag of the United States.svg Way Street Gymnasium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Young Johnson KO 3 (?) Nov 1, 1886 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Unofficial Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
176 fights75 wins32 losses
By knockout366
By decision3625
By disqualification31
Draws61
No contests8

Record with the inclusion of Newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
176Loss76–32–61 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Monk The NewsboyPTS15Dec 10, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Standard A.C., Lymansville, Rhode Island, U.S.
175Draw76–31–61 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Billy RyanPTS12May 21, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
174Draw76–31–60 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy HaleyNWS3Jan 16, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Cayler A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
173Win75–31–59 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Harry SheaKO3 (?)Jan 4, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Roman A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
172Win74–31–59 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Frank HoweNWS3Dec 28, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg Long Acre A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
171Loss73–31–59 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Harlem Tommy Murphy KO2 (6)Sep 20, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
170Draw73–30–59 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe GoodwinPTS10Jun 26, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Labour Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, England
169Win73–30–58 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alf WoodPTS8Jun 8, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
168Draw72–30–58 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dick NelsonPTS10May 28, 1905 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen, Denmark
167Draw72–30–57 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob WhitePTS6Apr 17, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
166Draw72–30–56 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darkey HaleyPTS6Apr 15, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
165Draw72–30–55 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack FoyPTS15Apr 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
164NC72–30–54 (8) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim KeithND3Apr 1, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Waverley Market, Edinburgh, ScotlandNo decision trial bout
163Draw72–30–54 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney CohenPTS20Mar 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Norfolk Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBilled English 8st 8lbs title
162Win72–30–53 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stoker StoodleyTKO5 (20)Feb 25, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Volunteer Engineers Drill Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
161Draw71–30–53 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darkey HaleyPTS6Feb 18, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
160Loss71–30–52 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob WhitePTS6Jan 30, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Drill Hall, Guildford, Surrey, England
159Draw71–29–52 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny HughesPTS8Jan 6, 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Ashford, Kent, England
158Draw71–29–51 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob WhitePTS6Dec 23, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Philharmonic Hall, Southampton, Hampshire, England
157Draw71–29–50 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Boss EdwardsPTS15Nov 24, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Sporting Club,241 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England
156Loss71–29–49 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Owen Moran PTS6Oct 17, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England
155Loss71–28–49 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy BurnsPTS20Apr 21, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
154Draw71–27–49 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George MoorePTS6Apr 9, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
153NC71–27–48 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike RobsonNC11 (20)Mar 19, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandThe referee declared a no contest as Robson was suffering from a liver complaint
152Loss71–27–48 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney CohenPTS15Mar 7, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leeds and County Athletic Club, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
151Draw71–26–48 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry MansfieldPTS20Feb 22, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Winter Gardens, Plymouth, Devon, England
150Loss71–26–47 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll PTS6Feb 10, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bristol, Avon, England
149Draw71–25–47 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Summers PTS6Feb 6, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
148Win71–25–46 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney CohenKO8 (20)Jan 16, 1904 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandRetained world 120lbs title claim
147Draw70–25–46 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dai MorganPTS15Dec 19, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ivor Athletic Club, Swansea, Wales
146Win70–25–45 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cockney CohenPTS20Dec 7, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandRetained world 120lbs title claim
145Win69–25–45 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS20Nov 9, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, EnglandClaimed vacant world 120lbs title
144Draw68–25–45 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie LampeyPTS6Oct 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Public Hall, Barking Road, Canning Town, London, England
143Loss68–25–44 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Digger Stanley PTS6Oct 12, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England
142Win68–24–44 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim WilliamsTKO4 (6)Oct 10, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
141Draw67–24–44 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie LampeyPTS6Sep 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England
140NC67–24–43 (6) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dave WallaceND6Sep 28, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pretoria Gymnasium, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandNo decision trial bout
139Draw67–24–43 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Billy BarrettPTS20Sep 24, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England
138Draw67–24–42 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlie LampeyPTS6Sep 14, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
137Win67–24–41 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry WarePTS6Aug 29, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
136Win66–24–41 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Digger Stanley PTS6Aug 1, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
135Loss65–24–41 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS8Jun 27, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
134Draw65–23–41 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 'Young' Harry PaulPTS6Jun 15, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
133Loss65–23–40 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll KO5 (?)Jun 1, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg WalesFight date, time and place not exact -- need source for this bout[ citation needed ]
132Draw65–22–40 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George PhalinPTS15May 25, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jem Mace's Gymnasium, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
131Loss65–22–39 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike RobsonPTS20May 16, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
130Loss65–21–39 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Jordan PTS6May 2, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England
129Draw65–20–39 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George PhalinPTS15Apr 16, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool, Merseyside, England
128Loss65–20–38 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Spike RobsonPTS15Apr 11, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
127Win65–19–38 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack PearsonKO8 (?)Apr 6, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool, Merseyside, England
126Loss64–19–38 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Fred DelaneyPTS6Feb 28, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Beresford Street Drill Hall, Woolwich, London, England
125Draw64–18–38 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dave WallacePTS6Feb 20, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandExact date unknown
124Draw64–18–37 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry WarePTS20Feb 9, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Corn Exchange, Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandBilled world 116lbs title claim
123Loss64–18–36 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Driscoll PTS8Jan 24, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Theatre Royal, Cadoxton, Wales
122NC64–17–36 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim CourtneyND6Jan 19, 1903 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Theater Royale, Cadoxton-Barry, Wales
121Win64–17–36 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry SmithKO3 (6)Nov 15, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Canterbury Theatre of Varities, Lambeth, London, England
120Draw63–17–36 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will CurleyPTS15Sep 29, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Standard Theatre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
119Loss63–17–35 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS15Sep 8, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg New National Athletic Club, Marylebone, London, England
118Draw63–16–35 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tim CallahanNWS6Jun 30, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
117Loss63–16–34 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Biz MackeyTKO5 (10)Jun 10, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Business Men's A.C., Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
116Draw63–15–34 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie LennyNWS6Jun 6, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Armory Hall, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
115Loss63–15–33 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Danny DoughertyNWS7May 27, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Globe A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
114Draw63–14–33 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Billy RyanPTS15May 16, 1902 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dey's Rink, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
113Win63–14–32 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Chick TuckerPTS20Feb 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.
112Loss62–14–32 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie LennyTKO9 (20)Jan 24, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
111Draw62–13–32 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Joe TipmanPTS20Jan 17, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
110Loss62–13–31 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Austin Rice PTS20Dec 19, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, New London, Connecticut, U.S.
109Loss62–12–31 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS15Oct 28, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
108Loss62–11–31 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Benny YangerPTS15Sep 26, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
107Draw62–10–31 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS20Sep 12, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.
106Draw62–10–30 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS10Aug 23, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
105Loss62–10–29 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Young Corbett II PTS10Aug 16, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.For Western featherweight championship
104Draw62–9–29 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Harry LyonsPTS20Feb 8, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
103Loss62–9–28 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Sullivan TKO7 (25)Jul 31, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
102Loss62–8–28 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Terry McGovern PTS6Jun 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
101Draw62–7–28 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Benny YangerPTS6Jun 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
100Loss62–7–27 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tim CallahanNWS6Jun 4, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
99Loss62–6–27 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Terry McGovern TKO8 (25)Jan 9, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Lost world featherweight title
98Win62–5–27 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie LennyPTS25Nov 21, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
97Win61–5–27 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will CurleyPTS25Nov 2, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
96Win60–5–27 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tim CallahanNWS6Oct 13, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95Draw59–5–27 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS20Aug 11, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
94Win59–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS6Jul 14, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
93Win58–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy WhitePTS20Jul 11, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
92Win57–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Sam BolenKO3 (25)Jul 3, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
91Win56–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein PTS25Jun 2, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
90Win55–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kid BroadPTS20May 15, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
89Win54–5–26 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto KO10 (25)Jan 17, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
88Win53–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Oscar Gardner PTS25Nov 29, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
87Win52–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Dave Sullivan DQ10 (25)Nov 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Won world featherweight title
86Win51–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein NWS6Sep 5, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85Win50–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy DunnNWS6Aug 29, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
84Loss49–5–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Ben Jordan PTS25Jul 1, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York, New York, U.S.
83Win49–4–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Santry PTS20Jun 6, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York, New York, U.S.
82Draw48–4–26 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy WhitePTS20Mar 31, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Syracuse, New York, U.S.
81Loss48–4–25 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith PTS20Oct 4, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Lost world featherweight title
80Draw48–3–25 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Dal HawkinsPTS20Jul 23, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
79Draw48–3–24 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky RosebudNWS6Jun 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
78Win48–3–23 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny GriffinPTS20Apr 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
77Win47–3–23 (4) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS25Mar 24, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Won world featherweight title
76Draw46–3–23 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jack DowneyPTS20Feb 15, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
75Win46–3–22 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy KO6 (20)Jan 22, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Billed World 120lbs featherweight title claim
74Loss45–3–22 (4) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS20Nov 27, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Lost world featherweight title;
Dixon continued to claim the title even after this loss to Erne with his title at stake in championship conditions
73Draw45–2–22 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy WhitePTS20Sep 25, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
72Draw45–2–21 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Martin FlahertyPTS20Jun 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
71Win45–2–20 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Charles SlusherPTS4 (?)May 9, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
70Win44–2–20 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Ellwood McCloskeyPTS4 (?)May 7, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
69Win43–2–20 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky RosebudNWS4May 4, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
68Win42–2–20 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry MarshallTKO7 (?)Mar 17, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Prescott A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
67Draw41–2–20 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pedlar Palmer PTS6Jan 30, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
66Draw41–2–19 (4) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS10Dec 5, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
65Draw41–2–18 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS10Oct 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
64Win41–2–17 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny GriffinPTS25Aug 27, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
63NC40–2–17 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Mike LeonardDC1 (?)Aug 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Academy of Music, New York City, New York, U.S.Inspector Cortright broke up the fight and arrested both men
62Win40–2–17 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy ConnollyDQ4 (25)Jul 31, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Banta Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Connelly was knocked down, when his second Howie Hodgkins got into the ring to help him, and so the fight was given to Dixon
61Win39–2–17 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charles SlusherPTS4 (?)May 8, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
60Win38–2–17 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Sam BolenPTS6Mar 7, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
59Draw37–2–17 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS25Jan 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
58Draw37–2–16 (3) Flag of Ireland.svg Billy WhistlerPTS4Dec 26, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Exact date unknown
57Win37–2–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Joe FlynnKO4 (4)Oct 25, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
56Win36–2–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jim OthelloKO2 (?)Sep 20, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55Draw35–2–15 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Griffo PTS20Jun 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
54Win35–2–14 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Robert J HeeneyTKO2 (?)Jan 4, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
53Win34–2–14 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy DQ3 (?)Dec 15, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg People's Theater, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.Dixon outpointed Murphy with ease. Referee Stoddard attempted to separate Dixon and Murphy in the 3rd round, and Murphy turned on him. He landed his right on the referee's nose. Stoddard retaliated with two rapid blows in self-defense. Murphy was excited and clinched Stoddard, while he rained blows on the old man's face. Police Captain Bimson stopped the proceedings
52Win33–2–14 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith TKO7 (?)Sep 25, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
51Loss32–2–14 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Billy PlimmerPTS4Aug 22, 1893