Jack Dillon

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Birthday
23, 1891
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Aug 7, 1942 (51)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1891
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Aug 7, 1942 (51)

About

American boxer who was nicknamed "Jack the Giant Killer" due to his ability to defeat the top Heavyweights of his time, including Battling Levinsky. He held the title of World Light Heavyweight Champion from April 1914 to October 2016 and was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He began his career in professional boxing in 1908 at the age of 17.

Trivia

He worked at the stable which housed the famous racehorse Sidney Dillon, who served as the inspiration for his ring name.

Family Life

His birth name was Ernest Cutler Price. He was born in Frankfort, Indiana.

Associated With

He and Marvin Johnson are both former Light Heavyweight World Champions.