Jack Dillon

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Jack Dillon
Class of 1995
Old Timer Category
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Name: Jack Dillon
Alias: Hoosier Bearcat
Birth Name: Ernest Cutler Price
Born: 1891-02-02
Hometown: Frankfort, Indiana, USA
Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, USA
Died: 1942-08-07 (Age:51)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 171cm
Reach: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Managers: Sam Marburger (1912-1920); Al Harter (1920-1923); Judge Joe Flanagan (circa 1918)
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Jack Dillon, sometimes called "Jack the Giant Killer" for his ability to handle the most dangerous heavyweights of his era, was the World Light Heavyweight Champion 1914-1916.

Dillon's real name was Ernest Culter Price. He took the name Jack Dillon from Sidney Dillon, after Price had worked at the place where the famous racehorse of that name was stabled. 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!" (Source: 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