1896-04-22 (122lbs) Tommy Dixon w pts 20 Johnny Lavack, Eureka AC, Queens, NYC, New York, USA

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1896-04-22 (122lbs) Tommy Dixon w pts 20 Johnny Lavack, Eureka AC, Queens, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Jimmy Carroll. Following his victory, with both men inside 122lbs Dixon claimed the American title at the weight and challenged the world despite George Dixon being seen as the champion of the weight class at that moment in time. The fight itself was even up until the eighth, but although there were no knockdowns it was Dixon who controlled things from there on by the use of his excellent leading and general cleverness.