California Jackie Wilson
Name: California Jackie Wilson
Birth Name: George Dudley Wilson
Birthplace: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Died: 1956-03-10 (Age:38)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
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.
- 1936 in New York representing the United States vs. Europe he was awarded the verdict vs. Ulderico Sergo of Italy at bantamweight.
- 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)
- Defeated Leonardo Gula (Argentina) PTS
- Defeated Alfredo Petrone (Uruguay) PTS
- Defeated Oscar de Larrazabal (Philippines) KO 1
- Defeated Fidel Ortiz (Mexico) PTS
- Lost to Ulderico Sergo (Italy) PTS (gold medal match)
| Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
| Intercity Golden Gloves
| National AAU Flyweight Champion
| Olympic Silver Medalist