Happy Birthday to the late great George Dixon!
Dixon was a Black Canadian professional boxer and the 1st black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the 1st ever Canadian-born boxing champion. Dixon was born in Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Nicknamed “Little Chocolate,” he stood 5 feet 3.5 inches tall and weighed only 87 lbs when he began his pro boxing career.
Dixon is credited for inventing Shadowboxing.
There is a recreation center named after him in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.