California Jackie Wilson

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George Dudley Wilson

Name: California Jackie Wilson
Birth Name: George Dudley Wilson
Born: 1918-01-17
Birthplace: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Died: 1956-03-10 (Age:38)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
Reach: 76″   /   193cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Walter Melrose
Trainer: George Nicholson

  • 1936 Jackie Wilson won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at flyweight vs. Sam Zaczek.
  • 1936 he won the Intercity Golden Gloves championship at flyweight vs. Joe Wall.
  • 1936 at the Berlin Olympiad, Wilson was the silver medalist at bantamweight with the verdict for the gold medal being awarded to Ulderico Sergo of Italy.
  • Wilson went on to have a successful pro career, and was ranked #2 in the world at lightweight by Ring Magazine in 1940, and #2 in 1941 at welterweight. Wilson was also the first African-American boxer to fight a main event at Hollywood Legion Stadium, when he won the verdict vs. Tony Chavez on April 26, 1940.
  • He was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.

Olympic Games Results

1936 (as a bantamweight)


Preceded by:
Patsy Urso
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Flyweight Champion

1936
Succeeded by:
Jimmy Urso
Preceded by:
George Coyle
Intercity Golden Gloves
Flyweight Champion

1936
Succeeded by:
Bill Speary
Preceded by:
Johnny Marcelline
National AAU Flyweight Champion
1936
Succeeded by:
Bill Speary
Preceded by:
Hans Ziglarski
Olympic Silver Medalist
Bantamweight Champion

1936
Succeeded by:
Giovanni Zuddas