Today in Black History: June 27, 1890

George Dixon
On June 27, 1890, George Dixon became the first African American to win a world boxing championship. Dixon knocked out Nunc Wallace in 18 rounds and won the feather weight crown, in London, England. He is also was the first African American to hold two different world titles in two different weight classes at the same time. Dixon held titles in both Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions.

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