George Godfrey

#144207
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
20, 1853
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 17, 1901 (48)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1853
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 17, 1901 (48)

About

He was the World Colored Heavyweight Champion from February 23, 1883, until August 24, 1888.

Before Fame

He began boxing as a kid when he started working in Boston.

Trivia

He was known for primarily fighting boxers that were heavier than he was.

Family Life

He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, but left for Boston as a boy to find work.

Associated With

In 1881 he notably had a bare-knuckled fight scheduled with John Lawrence Sullivan, but the police kept it from happening.