George was born in Africville, (Halifax), Nova Scotia.
In 1887 @ 17 years of age he left for Boston to embark on what would end up being the MOST significant careers in Boxing.
George was the first Black to win a World title (June 27, 1890); he was also the first to hold a World title in 2 different weight classes at the same time....Bantamweight & Featherweight.
He was also the first Champion to regain a title lost in the ring.
George Invented the Training Techniques such as the Suspended Punching Bag, Shadowboxing
AND Pioneered Technical or as it was first referred to Scientific Boxing.