Jack Dillon

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Jack Dillon
Class of 1995
Old Timer Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Jack Dillon
Alias: Hoosier Bearcat
Birth Name: Ernest Cutler Price
Born: 1891-02-02
Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, USA
Died: 1942-08-07 (Age:51)
Hometown: Frankfort, Indiana, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7½″   /   171cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Managers: Sam Marburger (1912-1920); Al Harter (1920-1923); Judge Joe Flanagan (circa 1918)

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  • World Light Heavyweight Champion 1914-1916
  • Sometimes called "Jack the Giant Killer" for his ability to handle the most dangerous heavyweights of his era.
  • Dillon's real name was Ernest Culter Price. He took his "Jack Dillon" name from the famous racehorse, Sidney Dillon. Price worked at the farm/stable where the horse was housed. At his first fight, Price appeared very nervous. When asked his name, he said Sidney Dillon. The referee misunderstood him, and bawled out "Jack Dillon!" (May 20, 1916 Tacoma Daily News).
  • In retirement, Dillon lived next door to a restaurant he owned in operated. Dillon died August 7, 1942, in Chattahoochee, Florida.

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Preceded by:
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
World Light Heavyweight Champion
14 Apr 1914–24 Oct 1916
Succeeded by:
Battling Levinsky