After 8 rounds at the Olympia Club in New Orleans, Dixon knocked out Skelly to retain his title. The club subsequently banned mixed-race bouts. Dixon received $7,500 for his win.
George “Little Chocolate” 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.
He lost his title in a 15-round decision to Abe Attell on October 28, 1901.