Friday, January 8, 2016


   Georgia Heavyweight Mike Dixon started his pro career on Oct. 21, 1989 and scored a first round KO over Kenneth Myers.  He went 5-0, 5 ko's before running into vastly more experienced contender Carlton Elijah Tillery (20-3, 14 ko).  Tillery had already fought for the NABF Cruiserweight Championship and was just too experienced and skilled for Dixon who had only 5 pro fights to this point.  Dixon took his first defeat via 6 round unanimous decision.

   No problem, Dixon just picked up where he left off, and ran off a string of 5 knockouts including a first round stoppage of unbeaten Rocky Gannon (4-0, 4 ko).  At 10-1, all wins by knockout, Dixon was now considered a hot prospect and was put in with a world class level of opponents including future world champions - Corrie Sanders, Bruce Seldon, Ray Mercer, Oliver Mccall and Lennox Lewis.  He lost to all of those champions, but gave good accounts of his self in each and was still considered a dangerous opponent for anyone in the heavyweight division.

   It was June 8, 1993 and I was in attendance with my Daughter when Dixon scored the biggest upset of his career winning the WBC Continental-Americas title with a stunning technical KO victory over highly regarded top ten contender Alex Garcia (32-1, 26 ko) in a bout that was televised on USA Network's Tuesday Night Fights series.

   His stock rose, and he found his self being matched against contender after contender including:  Phil Jackson, Buster Mathis Jr., Herbie Hide, Brian Nielsen, Zelko Mavrovic, Larry Donald, a rematch with Alex Garcia, Michael Grant, Kirk Johnson, Mitch "Blood" Green, and Jameel McCline.

   Dixon stepped into the ring for the last time on Feb. 12, 1999 in Charlotte, NC where he lost a 6 round decision to Otis Tisdale.

   Mike Dixon ended his pro career with a final record of: 16 wins, 30 losses with 15 knockouts.

See Mike Dixon's entire pro ledger: Click HERE

If you would like to see Mike Dixon in pro boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

2. BRUCE SELDON                              [L-10]
3. LENNOX LEWIS                              [tko-by-4]
4. RAY MERCER                                  [tko-by-7]
5. ALEX GARCIA #1                      [tko-2] {Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
6. PHIL JACKSON                               [tko-by-5]
7. LARRY DONALD                            [tko-by-6]
8. ALEX GARCIA #2                            [L-10]
9. TIM PULLER                                    [L-10]
10. KIRK JOHNSON                           [tko-by-1]

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