Jack Dillon
(Ernest Cutler Price)
("Jack the Giant Killer")
(the "Hoosier Bearcat")
 
BORN February 2 1891; Frankfort, Indiana
DIED August 7 1942; Chattahoochee, Florida
HEIGHT 5-7 1/2
WEIGHT 140-183 1/2 lbs
MANAGER Sam Marburger, Al Harter
RECORD 94-7-14 (64 KO, 129 ND, 1 NC)

 

Dillon was a tough, hard-hitting, aggressive attacker who moved well and possessed an abundance of stamina; He was considered by many to be a smaller version of Jack Dempsey, the heavyweight champion; Dempsey, who had never seen Dillon fight, once asked "Who does he fight like" ? "You" was the reply

Charley Rose ranked him as the #2 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Nat Fleischer ranked him as the #3 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Dillon was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1959 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995

1908
Apr 18 Kid Brown                  Indianapolis, In                  D  6
Oct 5  Lem Potter                 Indianapolis, In                 KO  4
Jul 20 Joe McAtee                 Indianapolis, In                  W  6
Sep 19 Jack Laffy                 Indianapolis, In                 KO  4
Oct 27 Tom DeLane                 Columbus, In                     KO  4
Nov 13 Pat Lark                   Indianapolis, In                 KO  4
Nov 20 Teddy Malone               Dayton, Oh                        D 10
Dec 19 Tommy Clark                Indianapolis, In                  W 10

1909
Jan 22 Joe McAtee                 Indianapolis, In                 KO  5
Feb  3 Kid Simms                  Indianapolis, In                 KO  3
Feb 20 Charles Humphries          Indianapolis, In                 KO  2
Feb 24 Grant "Kid" Clark          Columbus, Oh                     KO  6
Mar  3 Pat Lark                   Indianapolis, In                  W  6
Mar  5 Kid Griffin                Indianapolis, In                 KO  4
Mar 12 Ray Bronson                Hartford City, In                 D  6
Mar 31 Bob Long                   Indianapolis, In                 KO  5
Apr  2 Kid Gray                   Indianapolis, In                 KO  2
May 10 Young Connors              Indianapolis, In                 KO  5
May 28 Kid Sullivan               Terre Haute, In                  KO  3
Jul  2 Tommy Scanlon              Terre Haute, In                  KO  6
Jul 22 Everett Reeves             Anderson, In                     KO  5
Sep 19 Kid Sparks                 New Orleans, La                  KO  2
Dec 21 Jimmy Cooley               Indianapolis, In                  W  6

1910
Jan 31 Jap Roberts                Cincinnati, Oh                   KO  2
Feb  8 Jimmy Cooley               Indianapolis, In                 ND  6
Mar  4 Jim Corbett                Indianapolis, In                 EX  3
Mar  8 Ray Bronson                Anderson, In                      D  8
Apr  2 Rube May                   Anderson, In                     KO  5
Apr 21 Dick Fitzpatrick           Anderson, In                     ND 10
May 30 Howard Morrow              Anderson, In                     ND  8
Jun 20 Freddie Hicks              Newark, Oh                        W 15
Jun 30 Nate Farb                  Broad Ripple, In                 EX  4
Jul 28 Jack Ryan                  Anderson, In                     KO  6
Sep 17 Jim Perry                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  3 Jack Herrick               Winnipeg, Man, Can               ND 12
Oct 21 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 29 Billy Berger               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 11 Jack Herrick               Winnipeg, Man, Can               ND 12
Nov 28 George "K.O." Brown        Springfield, Oh                   W 20
Dec 16 Eddie McGoorty             Fond du Lac, Wi                   L 10

1911
Jan  2 Harry Mansfield            Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 11 Eddie McGoorty             Winnipeg, Man, Can               ND 12
Jan 24 George Chip                Dayton, Oh                        W 15
Feb  4 Mike Glover                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 18 Young Loughrey             Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 22 Jimmy Gardner              Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Mar  4 Billy Berger               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 14 Jimmy Mellody              Brazil, In                       KO  3
Mar 15 Young Loughrey             Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Mar 17 Mike "Twin" Sullivan       Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Apr  1 Billy Clark                Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  4
Apr  4 Frank Mantell              Boston, Ma                        W 12
Apr 12 Jack Stevens               Mt. Vernon, In                   KO  1
Apr 28 George Chip                Terre Haute, In                  ND 10
May  3 Bob Moha                   Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jun  5 Ralph Erne                 Muncie, In                       ND 10
Jun 21 Paddy Lavin                Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jul  3 Bob Moha                   Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Sep  4 Eddie McGoorty             New Orleans, La                  LF  4
Oct  4 Jack Graham                Vincennes, In                    KO  4
Oct 20 Jack Herrick               South Bend, In                   ND 10
Oct 23 Battling Levinsky          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Levinsky used the name "Barney Williams"
Oct 28 Ralph Erne                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  1 Eddie McGoorty             Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Nov 11 George "K.O." Brown        Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 22 George Chip                Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
Dec  6 Frank Klaus                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6

1912
Jan  1 Leo Houck                  Indianapolis, In                 TK  6
          -Dillon claimed the Middleweight Championship of the World                                 
Jan 20 Billy Griffiths            Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 26 Howard Wiggam              Indianapolis, In                 KO  2
Feb  1 Billy Berger               Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
Feb  3 Jimmy Gardner              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  8 Paddy Lavin                Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Feb 10 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 22 Grant "Kid" Clark          Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Mar  7 Walter Coffey              Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Mar 23 Frank Klaus                San Francisco, Ca                 L 20
May  3 Frank Klaus                New York, NY                     ND 10
May 28 Hugo Kelly                 Indianapolis, In                 KO  3
          -Early sources report Light Heavyweight Championship of the World                                 
Jun 11 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Jun 16 George "K.O." Brown        Winnipeg, Man, Can               ND 12
Jul  4 Joe Thomas                 Terre Haute, In                  KO  8
Jul 22 Joe Gorman                 Memphis, Tn                      KO  6
Jul 25 George Chip                Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Aug 12 Billy Donovan              Richmond, In                     KO  4
Oct  4 Patsy McMahon              Wabash, Il                       EX  6
Oct 11 Harry Ramsey               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 17 Emmett "Kid" Wagner        Johnstown, Pa                    ND 10
Oct 19 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 23 Gus Christie               Dayton, Oh                        W 15
Oct 25 Battling Conners           Indianapolis, In                 KO  7
Nov  4 Jack Flynn                 Wabash, In                       KO  4
Nov  8 Jimmy Howard               Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Nov 11 George Chip                Columbus, Oh                     ND 10
Nov 22 Grant "Kid" Clark          Indianapolis, In                 TK  2
Dec 11 Gus Christie               Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Dec 19 Harry Ramsey               Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10

1913
Jan  1 Gus Christie               Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jan  9 Frank Mantell              Thornton, RI                     TK 15
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Jan 18 Al Rogers                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 22 Leo Houck                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 24 Frank Logan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 10 Bill McKinnon              Thornton, RI                      D 15
Feb 19 Jack Denning               Indianapolis, In                 KO  2
Mar 10 Al Rogers                  Altoona, Pa                      ND  6
Mar 12 Willie "K.O." Brennan      Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Apr 10 Albert "Buck" Crouse       Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 14 George Chip                Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
Apr 17 Battling Levinsky          Rochester, NY                    ND 10
          -Levinsky used the name "Barney Williams"
Apr 28 Bob Moha                   Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
May 29 Frank Klaus                Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jul  3 Bill McKinnon              Indianapolis, In                 KO 10
Aug  8 George "Kid" Ashe          Winnipeg, Man, Can               ND 12
Aug 11 Jack Williams              Peru, In                         KO  3
Sep 17 Tony Caponi                Winnipeg, Man, Can               KO  8
Oct  9 Leo Houck                  Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Oct 14 Walter Monoghan            Akron, Oh                        TK  4
Nov  3 Gus Christie               Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Nov 27 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey      Butte, Mt                         W 12

1914
Jan  1 Gus Christie               Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jan 19 Vic Hanson                 Denver, Co                        W 12
Feb  4 Freddie Hicks              Windsor, Ont, Can                ND  8
Feb  9 Tommy Danforth             Memphis, Tn                      TK  2
Feb 17 Marshall Claiborne         Hot Springs, Ar                  TK  3
Mar  3 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Kansas City, Mo                   D 10
Mar 10 Jack Lester                Denver, Co                       KO 10
Mar 17 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Hot Springs, Ar                   W 10
Mar 23 George "K.O." Brown        Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Apr 14 Battling Levinsky          Butte, Mt                         W 12
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Apr 28 Al Norton                  Kansas City, Mo                   W 10
May 29 Battling Levinsky          Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jun 15 Bob Moha                   Butte, Mt                         W 12
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul  3 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey      Kansas City, Mo                   W 10
Jul 21 George "K.O." Brown        Terre Haute, In                  ND 10
Jul 24 Joe Mace                   Muncie, In                       TK  3
Sep  7 Sailor Einert              Terre Haute, In                  ND 10
Sep 15 George "K.O." Brown        Vincennes, In                    ND 10
Sep 28 Frank Mantell              Columbus, Oh                     ND 12
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct  5 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Kansas City, Mo                   W 10
Oct 14 George "K.O." Brown        St. Louis, Mo                    NC  3
          -Some sources report "D 3"
Nov  9 Charley Weinert            Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 24 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Denver, Co                        W 15

1915
Jan  1 Jake "Young" Ahearn        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 16 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jan 22 Young Halstead             Christopher, Il                  KO  3
Jan 25 Larry English              Memphis, Tn                      TK  4
Feb 20 Frank Mantell              New York, NY                     ND 10
Feb 23 Johnny Howard              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar  2 Tom McCarty                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 16 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Apr  6 "Fighting" Billy Murray    Hudson, Wi                       ND 10
Apr 29 Marty Cutler               Lexington, Ky                    KO  6
May  5 Andre Anderson             Lexington, Ky                    KO  5
May 20 Jack Lester                Joplin, Mo                        W 15
Jun  7 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon      Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Jun 11 Frank Mantell              Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Jul  5 George Chip                Kansas City, Mo                   D 10
Jul 12 Johnny Howard              Rockaway, NY                     ND 10
Jul 16 Zulu Kid                   Far Rockaway, NY                 ND 10
Aug 17 Tom McCarty                Lewiston, Me                      D 10
Aug 30 Charles "Sailor" Grande    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 25 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon      Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  5 Jim Savage                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Nov  1 Charley Weinert            New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 18 Frank Farmer               Oshkosh, Wi                      KO  4
Nov 30 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec  7 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 17 Yankee Gilbert             Dayton, Oh                       TK  4
Dec 20 Al Norton                  Memphis, Tn                      TK  4
Dec 29 George Lewis               Toledo, Oh                       ND  8

1916
Jan 10 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Jan 28 Billy Miske                Superior, Wi                     ND 10
Feb  1 Tom Cowler                 Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
Feb  8 Battling Levinsky          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 14 Vic Hanson                 Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Mar 10 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 14 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 18 Whitey Allen               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  4
Mar 28 Battling Levinsky          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 14 Billy Miske                St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Apr 25 Battling Levinsky          Kansas City, Mo                   W 15
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 23 Bob Devere                 Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Jun 29 Frank Moran                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul  4 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Dewey, Ok                        KO  4
Jul 13 Battling Levinsky          Baltimore, Md                    ND 10
Sep 12 Battling Levinsky          Memphis, Tn                       D  8
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct 10 Charles "Sailor" Grande    Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
Oct 17 Tim O'Neill                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Oct 23 Larry Williams             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 24 Battling Levinsky          Boston, Ma                        L 12
          -Levinsky claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 10 Mike Gibbons               St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Dec 19 Billy Miske                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1917
Jan  1 Bob Moha                   Dayton, Oh                       ND 15
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Jan 16 Billy Miske                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 16 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         New Orleans, La                   W 20
Feb 27 Al McCoy                   Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 19 Jack Moran                 Memphis, Tn                      TK  6
Mar 30 Jack Berry                 Hot Springs, Ar                  KO  3
May 14 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon      Dayton, Oh                        D 15
May 21 Jack McCarron              Toledo, Oh                       ND 10
May 29 George Chip                Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Jun 25 Len Rowlands               Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Jul  4 "Sergeant" Ray Smith       Terre Haute, In                  KO  1
Jul 10 Jack Clifford              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul 30 Harry Greb                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND 10
Sep  3 Mike Gibbons               Terre Haute, In                  ND 10
Oct  5 Hugh Walker                Fort Riley, Ks                   ND 10
Oct 15 Willie Meehan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 17 Zulu Kid                   Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Nov  3 Soldier Stanley            Indianapolis, In                 KO  3
Nov 13 Billy Miske                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Nov 29 Hugh Walker                Little Rock, Ar                   D 10

1918
Jan 25 George Chip                Duluth, Mn                       ND 10
Feb 22 Hugh Walker                Joplin, Mo                        D 12
Mar  4 Harry Greb                 Toledo, Oh                       ND 12
Mar 22 "Steamboat" Bill Scott     Muncie, In                        D 10
Apr 15 Hugh Walker                Memphis, Tn                       W  8
May  7 Frank Farmer               Tacoma, Wa                        L  6
May 29 Joe Walters                Connersville, In                 KO  3
Jun 17 Hugh Walker                Tulsa, Ok                         L 12
Jul  1 Frank Hoe                  Indianapolis, In                  D 10
Jul  4 Al McCoy                   Charleston, WV                   ND 10
Aug  8 Jack Daly                  Valparaiso, In                    D  6
Aug 20 Marty Cross                Columbus, Oh                     ND 15
Sep 25 Billy Ryan                 Charleston, WV                   ND 10
Oct  4 Jack Duffy                 Cedar Rapids, Ia                 ND 10
Nov 16 Harry Krohn                Chillicothe, Oh                   W  6
          -Some sources report 11/20/18
Nov 23 Gus Christie               Indianapolis, In                 ND  4
Nov 29 Gus Christie               Indianapolis, In                 EX  3
Dec 13 Ted Block                  Detroit, Mi                      ND 10

1919
May 24 Phil Harrison              Memphis, Tn                      LK  2

1920
Feb  9 Battling Halstead          Miami, Fl                        ND 10
          -Early sources call this man "Jack Hall"  
Mar 11 Charley Nashert            Hot Springs, Ar                  ND 10
          -Early sources call this man "Young Fitzsimmons"
Mar 28 Paul Roman                 Dallas, Tx                       ND 10
Apr  2 Battling Halstead          Palm Beach, Fl                   ND 10
Apr    Charley Nashert            Wichita Falls, Tx                ND 10
          -Early sources call this man "Young Fitzsimmons"
May  8 Bob "K.O." Sweeney         Kokomo, In                       KO  6
May 16 Jack Riley                 Gary, In                         KO  8
Jun 10 Charley Nashert            Scammon, Ok                      ND 10
          -Early sources call this man "Young Fitzsimmons"
Jul  4 Pat Weiss                  El Reno, Ok                      ND 10
Sep  4 Bud Clancy                 Cedar Rapids, Ia                 ND 10
Oct  4 Battling Halstead          Springfield, Mo                  ND 10
Oct  9 Battling Logan             Clarksville, Ar                  ND 10
Nov  2 Battling Halstead          Fort Smith, Ar                   ND 10
Nov 25 Jack Moran                 Shreveport, La                   KO  2
Dec 22 Harry Foley                Hot Springs, Ar                  EX  4
Dec 28 Charley Nashert            San Antonio, Tx                  ND 12
          -Early sources call this man "Young Fitzsimmons"

1921
Jan 25 "Frisco" Pete Brown        Louisville, Ky                   KO  4
Feb 11 Billy Edwards              Alexandria, La                   KO  3
Feb 15 Jack Denham                Atlanta, Ga                      KO  6
Feb 18 Ed Warner                  Helena, Ar                       ND 10

1923
Jan 12 Joe Walters                Bicknell, In                     ND 10

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 

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