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1901-02-08 (128lbs) [[Harry Lyons]] drew 20 [[George Dixon]], Eureka AC, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Referee: George Mantz. Made at 128lbs, although Dixon (123¼) was said to be unwell it did not stop Lyons (124¾) claiming the American title at the weight on the result. Regardless of whether Dixon was ill or not he was still a difficult man to face and even though Lyons was by far the taller he was unable to make it pay off. Dixon’s left eye was damaged in the sixth round and he was staggered in the seventh, but from there on the bout became an exhibition of clever boxing as first one man tried to gain an advantage and then the other, with a draw being the right result.     
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1901-02-08 (128lbs) [[Harry Lyons]] drew 20 [[George Dixon]], Eureka AC, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Referee: George Mantz. Made at 128lbs, although Dixon (123¼) was said to be unwell it did not stop Lyons (124¾) claiming the American title at the weight on the result. Regardless of whether Dixon was ill or not he was still a difficult man to face, and even though Lyons was by far the taller he was unable to make it pay off. Dixon’s left eye was damaged in the sixth round and he was staggered in the seventh, but from there on the bout became an exhibition of clever boxing as first one man tried to gain an advantage and then the other, with a draw being the right result.     
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:27, 7 December 2012

1901-02-08 (128lbs) Harry Lyons drew 20 George Dixon, Eureka AC, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Referee: George Mantz. Made at 128lbs, although Dixon (123¼) was said to be unwell it did not stop Lyons (124¾) claiming the American title at the weight on the result. Regardless of whether Dixon was ill or not he was still a difficult man to face, and even though Lyons was by far the taller he was unable to make it pay off. Dixon’s left eye was damaged in the sixth round and he was staggered in the seventh, but from there on the bout became an exhibition of clever boxing as first one man tried to gain an advantage and then the other, with a draw being the right result.