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Mon, 03.31.1890

The First Black Man Becomes Boxing Champ in America

George Dixon

*On this in 1890, George “Little Chocolate” Dixon knocked out Cal McCarthy.

Dixon became the first Black world champion in boxing and the first Black man to hold an American title in any sport.

To become a Professional Athlete



Boxing Album: An Illustrated History
by Peter Brooke Bell
Smithmark Publisher, 1995
ISBN 0831748109

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