Talk:Battling Nelson

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Nelson got his start in Bill McClathey's. Rosser, from Roseland Matched his son Bill, a comer in the glove game, against Bat. The young Rosser had 8 or 10 members of his family, or as many as could squeeze into his corner in the ring. "Four to $40 on a knockout," they were yelling.

Bat gave 'em the k.o. two punches, a right and a left, and the fight was over, quickest in the history of the "athletic exhibitions" at the McLatchey pavilion and still a world's record. (Tribune Golden Anniversary Edition - 1940)

(www.cyberboxingzone.com) 1896 Sep 3 Wallace's Kid Hammond, IN KO 1 1897 June 5 Ole Oleson Hegewisch, IL w 3 1898 May 10 Freddie Green Sioux City IA KO 7 May 11 Soldier Williams Sioux Falls SD KO 3 1899 Jan 1 Eddie Herman Hegewisch IL D 6 Apr 6 Eddie Penny Chicago, IL KO 1 May 3 Bull Winters Chicago, IL KO 1 Jun 1 "Unknown" John Smith Chicago IL KO 2 1900 Jul 4 Feathers Vernon West Pullman IL ND 6 You will find much more at the web site listed above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Little Bird65% (talkcontribs) 20:37, 11 February 2014 (UTC)