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George Knockout Brown

George Knockout Brown

Georgios "George" A. Contas (August 25, 1890 – ?) also known as George Knockout Brown was a Greek American middleweight boxer from Chicago, Illinois.[1]

c. 1915


He was born on August 25, 1890, in Sparta, Greece. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois. He traveled many times to Australia to fight.[2][3]

After his boxing career, he was a Sergeant in the Cicero IL Police Department. George and his wife, Sally, had no children.


  1. "George Brown". Boxrec. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
  2. "Brown Anxious To Score A Knockout". The Pittsburgh Press. November 23, 1916. Retrieved October 5, 2010. George knockout Brown, the famous greek battler of Chicago, is determined to do more than merely win the popular decision over Harry Greb when he faces the ...
  3. J. J. Johnston and Sean Curtin (2005). Chicago Boxing. Arcadia Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 0-7385-3210-X. Brown was born George Contas (or Condos) in Agriana (outside of Sparta) Greece, and fought nearly all the top middleweights in the United States and Australia. Nobody could knock him out ...
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