Re: Jack Dillon ?- Jack the giant killer
Dillion is a fighter with no film, at least none that I have seen, and I’ve pretty much seen everyone on confirmed films pre 1940. I get the sense Dillon he had trouble with skilled and speedy fighters. Judging on photos, Dillon had a very good build. He was short, but well put together, so to call him small at 170 could be a bit misleading. Durability was his long suit. He wasn’t an easy out.
With wins over Moran, Flynn, and Gunboat Smith, suggests Dillon might have been a good option for Jack Johnson, or Jack Dempsey. The weight differential between super middle and heavyweight back then were much closer than what they are now.
I would pick both Johnson 1910-1915, and Dempsey 1918-1923 to defeat Dillion, however, I think Dillion would have put up a much better fight than some of the guys who received title shots most notably….Ketchel, Flynn, Carpentier, and Ross.