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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 8 – No 8 9 July , 2012
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The Boston Daily Globe
21 August 1895
Dixon In Court
Leonard, He Said, Was a Little Excited.
Both Men Treated The Whole Affair as a Huge Joke.
They and Their Backers Each Held in $500.
Last Night's Tournament Declared Off.
Acting Chief of Police Said He Would Allow No Fighting.
NEW YORK, Aug 20— George Dixon, the featherweight champion boxer, and his handler, Joe Jordan of Boston, Mike Leonard, Dixon's antagonist, Tom O'Rourke and Parson Davies, the two pugilistic managers, who were arrested last night for participating in and aiding and abetting an alleged prize fight at the academy of Music, were arraigned before Magistrate Kudlich this
morning in the Yorkville police court.
The magistrate adjourned the hearing in the case until tomorrow at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in order that more evidence may be obtained as to the real character of the proceedings when the arrests were made. The alleged prize fighters and their managers were released and their ball continued.
WATERLOO DAILY COURIER
8 January 1900
READY TO BOX DIXON
McGovern in Condition for Big Battle. Both Men
New York, Jan. 8.—What is expected to be one of the greatest glove fights on record will be decided in the' ring of the Broadway Athletic club Tuesday night. George Dixon, the remarkable feather-weight champion, will meet Terry McGovern of Brooklyn, who has won the right to he called the best bantam weight pugilist in the world.
The Boston Globe 9 Jan 1900
Mc'Govern and Dixon in Best Condition,
Dixon Down to 118 Pounds' Limit.
Terry Must Shake Some Weight.
Will Go on Scales at 3 O'Clock Today.
Odds Favor McGovern at 10-6,
but Are Getting Shaky,
Tonight's Bout Last for Colored Man.
He Cannot See how He Has Fallen Off In Any Way
NEW YORK, Jan 8—George Dixon and Terry McGovern, two of the greatest featherweight boxers the world has over, produced are ready for their 25 round encounter at the Broadway A. C, tomorrow night, world's championship.
The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh
10 Jan 1900
M'GOVERN WINS OUT.
HE BEATS DIXON AND BECOMES THE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION.
DONE IN EIGHT ROUNDS,
New York. Jan. 10.— Hopelessly beaten, though not knocked out, George Dixon of Boston, who has been the featherweight champion pugilist for ten years, surrendered his title to the wonderful little Brooklyn fighter, Terry McGovern, in the eighth round of their glove contest at the Broadway Athletic club last night Tom O'Rourke, Dixon’s mentor and chief second, performed an act of mercy when he threw up the sponge after the little colored man had been knocked down five times and there was no hope for him.
10 Jan 1900
End Came in Eighth Round, When Terry Was Knocking Colored
Fighter Down Almost as Fast as He Could Get Up.
Terry McGovern. the most wonderful little fighter ever seen in the ring, defeated George Dixon in eight rounds of fierce fighting at the Broadway Athletic Club last night. The small, cramped building was crowded to its last inch by 4,500 spectators, who thrust themselves into room calculated to hold 4.000 persons
For hours before the fight mobs of excited men clamored around the entrance of the building and offered from $20 to $40 for any kind of a seat. This was the first championship' battle ever fought on Manhattan Island with the sanction of the law. If the men had met in Madison Square Garden they would have packed the house to overflowing. McGovern is now both bantam
and feather weight champion of the world.
The Anaconda Standard
4 July 1909
IN FIGHTING ANNALS
Robert Edgren, in First of Great Series, Gives
History of Feat That Has Made Name of Fitzsimmons
Live in Lore of the Prize Ring.
N O man ever gained greater fistic fame with a single blow than did Robert Fitzsimmons at Carson 12 years ago. It was on that noted occasion that a waiting world first heard of the “Solar Plexus”.