Abe Attell

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Abe Attell
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Statistics
Real nameAbraham Washington Attell
Nickname(s)The Little Hebrew
Weight(s)Featherweight
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityAmerican
BornFebruary 22, 1883
San Francisco, California
DiedFebruary 7, 1970(1970-02-07) (aged 86)
New Paltz, New York
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights154
Wins110
Wins by KO38
Losses17
Draws25
No contests2

Abraham Washington Attell (February 22, 1883 – February 7, 1970), often referred to by newspapers as "The Little Hebrew", was a boxer who became known for his record-setting, six year consecutive reign as World Featherweight Champion from 1906-1912, and his nearly consecutive ten-year reign starting in 1902. Said to be a friend of the gangster Arnold Rothstein, Attell was charged with game fixing in the Black Sox Scandal in 1919, but the charges were dismissed before trial. He also was suspected of other infractions including fixing fights, and using drugs during a fight.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Attell was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Jewish parents. Many sources give his year of birth as 1884, but in an article published in the October 1961 issue of Cavalier magazine, he stated that he had turned 78 that year. A copy of his passport also gives his birth year as 1883, and the 1900 U.S. Census gives his age as 17. Growing up in a mostly Irish neighborhood, he was often involved in fights with neighborhood boys. He said as a kid, he sometimes had up to 10 bouts each day. After his father abandoned the family when Attell was 13, he sold newspapers to earn money. Selling at the corner of 8th and Market, near the Mechanics Pavilion, a frequent venue for important boxing matches, Attell watched the fight between Solly Smith and George Dixon for the world's Featherweight championship. With that, Attell and his brothers Caesar and Monte became convinced they might have futures in boxing.

Attell's first professional fight was at age 17 on August 19, 1900, when he knocked out Kid Lennett in two rounds at the San Francisco Athletic Club.[2] His mother, who strongly opposed his boxing, later became one of his staunchest supporters, betting on him to win.

Portrait of Attell

World featherweight champion[edit]

After winning 10 fights in a row by knockout, Attell moved to Denver, Colorado. At the age of 18, he fought George Dixon and beat him in a 15-round decision after having drawn with him twice before. In 1903, he beat Johnny Reagan in a 20 round decision to claim the previously vacated featherweight title one year after Young Corbett II vacated.

Attell successfully defended his title twenty-two times between 1906–1912, which to this day remains a division record. Among other opponents, Attell beat Battling Nelson and Johnny Kilbane during this period. He was often called "The Little Champ" or "The Little Hebrew" by newspapers. From 1909–1910, his brother Monte Attell, called the "Nob Hill Terror", held the Bantamweight Championship, making them the first brothers to hold world titles simultaneously. His brother, Caesar Attell also fought and was called "Two and a Half," for always giving that amount whenever the hat was passed for charity at a boxing event, which he attended faithfully. During his time as world featherweight champion, Attell was allegedly involved with gambler/gangster Arnold Rothstein. According to some accounts, they became good friends during this period.

Attell defeated American 1905 World Bantamweight Champion Jimmy Walsh three times in title matches; on September 12, 1907 for a ten-round decision in Indianapolis, on December 7, 1906 in a ten-round TKO in Los Angeles, and on February 22, 1906 for a fifteen-round decision in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in which Attell "badly punished" Walsh. Not surprisingly, Attell was the odds on favorite for the December 1906 fight. He met Attell twice in non-title matches on April 3, 1913 in New York in a ten-round loss by decision and on October 24, 1912, in a twelve-round draw in Boston. After the April 3, 1913, New York bout, Walsh's manager Eddie Keevin filed charges against Attell with the New York boxing commission stating that Attell had used eye gouging against Walsh during the fight.[3][4][5]

Later career[edit]

Attell lost his World Featherweight Title to Johnny Kilbane in 1912, in a 20-round decision. Kilbane claimed that Attell's handlers put chloroform on the fighter's glove to blind him. Other witnesses claimed other illegal tactics were used in the fight.[6] On July 4, 1913, Attell accidentally hit a referee during a win against Willie Beecher. He finally retired in 1917. Attell managed one boxer, Marty Goldman. He coached him to a 33 Win (10 ko's), 11 Loss, 3 Draw record in 47 career fights.[7]

After his professional boxing career ended, Attell operated a shoe store in New York City, doing a good business selling to customers, fans and sporting people who came in to see him. He gave up the shoe business around June 1916 to go into vaudeville.

His name was later linked to the infamous Black Sox baseball scandal of 1919. He was alleged to have been the bag man for gambler Arnold Rothstein and to have given $10,000 to several Chicago White Sox players. They had in return agreed to throw the World Series with Cincinnati. When the scandal broke in 1920, Attell went to Canada for a year to avoid being subpoenaed. Rothstein was never indicted for the crime.

Black Sox Scandal[edit]

In 1920 Attell was accused of being the messenger between the gangster Rothstein and players of the Chicago White Sox baseball organization, during the planning stages of the fix of the 1919 World Series. Prior to the series, Attell had been approached by former fighter Billy Maharg and former Major League Baseball pitcher "Sleepy" Bill Burns in their bid to get Rothstein to financially back the fix. The Black Sox scandal was considered a major outrage in sports and Attell's name appeared in newspaper headlines related to the scandal. He and many White Sox players were formally charged with several counts, including fixing the event, however Rothstein was never charged. All were eventually acquitted at trial, but Major League Baseball banned them from participating in baseball activities at any level. Attell denied having been involved in any talks about fixing the series and convinced the jury that the wrong Abe Attell was accused.

Attell died in New Paltz, New York on February 7, 1970.[7][8]

The Great Depression and beyond[edit]

Following the 1919 Major League Baseball gambling impropriety, which did much to taint a spectacular featherweight career, Attell lived a full and extraordinary life.

In 2017, McFarland & Company published the first comprehensive biography of Attell, The Fighting Times of Abe Attell, by author Mark Allen Baker.[7]

Legacy and honors[edit]

Attell was inducted posthumously as a member of various halls of fame:

Professional boxing record[edit]

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[10] unless otherwise stated.

Official record[edit]

154 fights 72 wins 9 losses
By knockout 38 4
By decision 34 5
Draws 19
No contests 2
Newspaper decisions/draws 52

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
154 Loss 72–9–19 (54) Phil Virgets TKO 4 (15) Jan 8, 1917 Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
153 Win 72–8–19 (54) Frankie Callahan KO 3 (10) Sep 6, 1915 Gloversville, New York, U.S.
152 Loss 71–8–19 (54) Willie Beecher NWS 10 Jul 24, 1913 Atlantic A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
151 Win 71–8–19 (53) George Chaney PTS 15 Apr 28, 1913 Empire Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
150 NC 70–8–19 (53) Benny Kaufman NC 7 (10) Apr 15, 1913 Orpheum Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Promoter Henry Norton stopped the bout and declared it a "no contest."
149 Win 70–8–19 (52) Jimmy Walsh NWS 10 Apr 3, 1913 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
148 Win 70–8–19 (51) Oliver Kirk TKO 3 (10) Mar 19, 1913 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
147 Loss 69–8–19 (51) Oliver Kirk TKO 6 (8) Nov 27, 1912 Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
146 Draw 69–7–19 (51) Jimmy Walsh PTS 10 Sep 24, 1912 Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
145 Loss 69–7–18 (51) Harry Thomas NWS 10 Sep 13, 1912 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
144 Draw 69–7–18 (50) Harlem Tommy Murphy PTS 20 Aug 3, 1912 Coffroth's Mission Street Arena, Daly City, California, U.S.
143 Win 69–7–17 (50) Eddie Marino PTS 10 Jul 3, 1912 Tacoma A.C., Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
142 Win 68–7–17 (50) Jimmy Carroll KO 7 (20) Mar 23, 1912 Capital AC, Sacramento, California, U.S.
141 Loss 67–7–17 (50) Harlem Tommy Murphy PTS 20 Mar 9, 1912 Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, U.S.
140 Loss 67–6–17 (50) Johnny Kilbane PTS 20 Feb 22, 1912 Arena, Vernon, California, U.S. Lost world featherweight title
139 Loss 67–5–17 (50) Knockout Brown NWS 10 Jan 18, 1912 National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
138 Win 67–5–17 (49) Willie Jones NWS 10 Dec 2, 1911 Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
137 Win 67–5–17 (48) Patsy Kline NWS 10 Dec 1, 1911 Navarre A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
136 Win 67–5–17 (47) Leo Johnson TKO 5 (10) Nov 23, 1911 Malvern A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
135 Win 66–5–17 (47) Willie Jones NWS 10 Nov 20, 1911 Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
134 Win 66–5–17 (46) Young Johnny Cohen NWS 10 Nov 15, 1911 Houston A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
133 Win 66–5–17 (45) Herman Smith NWS 10 Nov 3, 1911 International A.C., Buffalo, New York, U.S.
132 Loss 66–5–17 (44) Matt Wells NWS 10 Sep 20, 1911 Madison A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
131 Win 66–5–17 (43) Frankie Burns NWS 10 Mar 31, 1911 New Amsterdam Opera House, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
130 NC 66–5–17 (42) Tommy Kilbane NC 4 (10) Jan 30, 1911 Eagles Club, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Attell broke his right humeral bone when the fighters stumbled and fell
129 Draw 66–5–17 (41) Billy Allen NWS 10 Jan 23, 1911 Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
128 Win 66–5–17 (40) Patsy Kline NWS 10 Jan 13, 1911 New Amsterdam Opera House, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
127 Win 66–5–17 (39) Joe Coster NWS 10 Jan 9, 1911 Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
126 Win 66–5–17 (38) Philadelphia Pal Moore NWS 10 Nov 30, 1910 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
125 Draw 66–5–17 (37) Frankie Conley PTS 15 Nov 13, 1910 West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
124 Draw 66–5–16 (37) Owen Moran NWS 6 Nov 9, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123 Win 66–5–16 (36) Eddie Kelly KO 4 (?) Oct 28, 1910 Mohawk Valley A.C., Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
122 Win 65–5–16 (36) Biz Mackey TKO 6 (10) Oct 27, 1910 Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
121 Win 64–5–16 (36) Johnny Kilbane PTS 10 Oct 24, 1910 Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
120 Draw 63–5–16 (36) Jack White PTS 15 Oct 10, 1910 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
119 Win 63–5–15 (36) Frankie White NWS 10 Oct 7, 1910 Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
118 Win 63–5–15 (35) Charley White NWS 10 Sep 16, 1910 Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
117 Win 63–5–15 (34) Billy Lauder KO 7 (15) Sep 5, 1910 Mission Hill, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Won lightweight championship of Calgary
116 Win 62–5–15 (34) Eddie Marino KO 3 (15) Aug 22, 1910 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
115 Win 61–5–15 (34) Owen Moran NWS 10 Jun 24, 1910 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
114 Win 61–5–15 (33) Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 10 May 20, 1910 New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
113 Loss 61–5–15 (32) Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 10 Apr 28, 1910 Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
112 Win 61–5–15 (31) Owen Moran NWS 10 Apr 1, 1910 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
111 Win 61–5–15 (30) Johnny Marto NWS 10 Mar 18, 1910 New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 61–5–15 (29) Harry Forbes TKO 7 (?) Feb 28, 1910 Troy, New York, U.S.
109 Win 60–5–15 (29) Frankie Neil NWS 10 Feb 24, 1910 Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
108 Win 60–5–15 (28) Eddie Kelly TKO 5 (15) Jan 1, 1910 Southern A.C., Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
107 Win 59–5–15 (28) Charley White PTS 8 Dec 6, 1909 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
106 Win 58–5–15 (28) Johnny Moran PTS 8 Nov 22, 1909 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
105 Win 57–5–15 (28) Patsy Kline NWS 6 Oct 8, 1909 Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104 Win 57–5–15 (27) Buck 'Twin' Miller NWS 6 Oct 5, 1909 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
103 Win 57–5–15 (26) Tommy O'Toole PTS 12 Sep 14, 1909 Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
102 Win 56–5–15 (26) Eddie Kelly NWS 6 Sep 6, 1909 Luna Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
101 Draw 56–5–15 (25) Harry Stone NWS 10 Aug 18, 1909 Convention Hall, Saratoga, New York, U.S.
100 Win 56–5–15 (24) Biz Mackey TKO 8 (10) Apr 26, 1909 Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
99 Win 55–5–15 (24) Frankie White KO 8 (20) Mar 26, 1909 Dayton A.C., Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
98 Win 54–5–15 (24) Frankie Neil NWS 10 Mar 23, 1909 Bedford A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
97 Win 54–5–15 (23) Patsy Kline NWS 10 Mar 18, 1909 Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
96 Win 54–5–15 (22) Young Pierce KO 6 (15) Mar 10, 1909 Olympic Club, Essington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95 Win 53–5–15 (22) Young Pierce NWS 6 Mar 1, 1909 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94 Loss 53–5–15 (21) Jim Driscoll NWS 10 Feb 19, 1909 National A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Win 53–5–15 (20) Eddie Kelly TKO 7 (10) Feb 4, 1909 Southern A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
92 Win 52–5–15 (20) Freddie Weeks KO 10 (20) Jan 14, 1909 Goldfield A.C., Goldfield, Nevada, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
91 Win 51–5–15 (20) Biz Mackey KO 8 (15) Dec 29, 1908 West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
90 Draw 50–5–15 (20) Ad Wolgast NWS 10 Dec 11, 1908 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
89 Loss 50–5–15 (19) Freddie Welsh PTS 15 Nov 25, 1908 Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
88 Draw 50–4–15 (19) Owen Moran PTS 23 Sep 7, 1908 Mission Street Arena, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
87 Win 50–4–14 (19) Eddie Marino PTS 10 Jul 29, 1908 Sandpoint, California, U.S.
86 Win 49–4–14 (19) Matty Baldwin NWS 6 Jun 26, 1908 Grand Union A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
85 Win 49–4–14 (18) Tommy Sullivan TKO 4 (20) Apr 30, 1908 Coliseum, San Francisco, California, U.S.
84 Win 48–4–14 (18) Eddie Kelly KO 8 (20) Apr 20, 1908 Sound Beach, Washington, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
83 Draw 47–4–14 (18) Battling Nelson PTS 15 Mar 31, 1908 Coliseum, San Francisco, California, U.S.
82 Win 47–4–13 (18) Eddie Kelly TKO 7 (20) Feb 28, 1908 Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
81 Win 46–4–13 (18) Frankie Neil TKO 13 (20) Jan 31, 1908 Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
80 Draw 45–4–13 (18) Owen Moran PTS 25 Jan 1, 1908 Coffroth's Arena, Colma, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
79 Win 45–4–12 (18) Freddie Weeks TKO 4 (20) Oct 29, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
78 Draw 44–4–12 (18) Tommy Sullivan PTS 8 Sep 21, 1907 Physical Culture Farm, Alton, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 44–4–11 (18) Jimmy Walsh PTS 10 Sep 12, 1907 Auditorium (Virginia Ave.), Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
76 Win 43–4–11 (18) Benny 'Kid' Solomon PTS 20 May 24, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
75 Loss 42–4–11 (18) Tommy O'Toole NWS 6 Apr 17, 1907 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
74 Draw 42–4–11 (17) Spike Robson NWS 6 Apr 3, 1907 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
73 Win 42–4–11 (16) Harry Baker KO 8 (20) Jan 18, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
72 Win 41–4–11 (16) Jimmy Walsh TKO 9 (20) Dec 7, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
71 Win 40–4–11 (16) Billy DeCoursey PTS 15 Nov 16, 1906 National Athletic Club, San Diego, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
70 Win 39–4–11 (16) Harry Baker PTS 20 Oct 30, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
69 Win 38–4–11 (16) Frank Carsey RTD 3 (15) Sep 3, 1906 Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
68 Win 37–4–11 (16) Frank Carsey PTS 15 Aug 15, 1906 Reed's Lake, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
67 Win 36–4–11 (16) Frankie Neil PTS 20 Jul 4, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
66 Draw 35–4–11 (16) Kid Herman PTS 20 May 11, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
65 Win 35–4–10 (16) Phil Logan NWS 6 Mar 19, 1906 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
64 Win 35–4–10 (15) Itsy Ryan TKO 2 (3) Mar 17, 1906 Metropolitan A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 34–4–10 (15) Art Edmunds NWS 3 Mar 13, 1906 Marlborough A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
62 Win 34–4–10 (14) Tony Bender NWS 3 Mar 7, 1906 Consolidated A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Win 34–4–10 (13) Jimmy Walsh PTS 15 Feb 22, 1906 Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Won vacant world featherweight title
60 Win 33–4–10 (13) Billy Maynard TKO 10 (15) Jan 22, 1906 Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
59 Win 32–4–10 (13) Tony Bender NWS 3 Jan 17, 1906 Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 32–4–10 (12) Chester Goodwin NWS 15 Jan 15, 1906 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 32–4–10 (11) Eddie Daly NWS 3 Dec 19, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
56 Win 32–4–10 (10) Barney Abel NWS 3 Dec 5, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
55 Draw 32–4–10 (9) Kid Sullivan PTS 15 Nov 23, 1905 Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
54 Win 32–4–9 (9) Tommy Mowatt PTS 15 Nov 16, 1905 Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
53 Win 31–4–9 (9) Tommy Mowatt NWS 6 Nov 8, 1905 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
52 Win 31–4–9 (8) Chick Tucker NWS 3 Oct 31, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
51 Loss 31–4–9 (7) Young Erne NWS 6 Oct 4, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Win 31–4–9 (6) Battling Nelson NWS 6 May 22, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
49 Win 31–4–9 (5) Harry Forbes PTS 10 May 10, 1905 Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
48 Win 30–4–9 (5) Jimmy Dunn NWS 15 May 1, 1905 Broadway Theater, Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
47 Win 30–4–9 (4) Eddie Hanlon NWS 6 Feb 24, 1905 Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46 Draw 30–4–9 (3) Kid Goodman PTS 15 Feb 22, 1905 Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.
45 Win 30–4–8 (3) Tommy Feltz PTS 15 Feb 3, 1905 Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
44 Win 29–4–8 (3) Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 6 Jan 28, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
43 Win 29–4–8 (2) Tommy Feltz PTS 15 Dec 8, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
42 Win 28–4–8 (2) Young Erne PTS 20 Nov 19, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
41 Loss 27–4–8 (2) Tommy Sullivan KO 5 (20) Oct 3, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Lost world featherweight title
40 Win 27–3–8 (2) Johnny Reagan PTS 15 Jun 23, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
39 Loss 26–3–8 (2) Jack McClelland PTS 15 Jun 2, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
38 Win 26–2–8 (2) Young Erne NWS 6 May 14, 1904 National A.C., Philadelphia, Illinois, U.S.
37 Win 26–2–8 (1) Aurelio Herrera PTS 6 Mar 28, 1904 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
36 Win 25–2–8 (1) Maurice Rauch KO 6 (?) Mar 23, 1904 Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
35 Win 24–2–8 (1) Patsy Haley KO 5 (20) Mar 9, 1904 Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
34 Draw 23–2–8 (1) Young Erne NWS 6 Feb 27, 1904 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33 Win 23–2–8 Kid Herman PTS 20 Feb 18, 1904 9th Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
32 Win 22–2–8 Harry Forbes KO 5 (20) Feb 1, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
31 Draw 21–2–8 Harry Forbes PTS 10 Jan 4, 1904 Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
30 Win 21–2–7 Johnny Reagan PTS 20 Sep 3, 1903 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Won vacant world featherweight title
29 Win 20–2–7 Eddie Toy PTS 20 Mar 12, 1903 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
28 Draw 19–2–7 Eddie Hanlon PTS 20 Jan 29, 1903 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
27 Win 19–2–6 Buddy Ryan PTS 6 Dec 8, 1902 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
26 Draw 18–2–6 Harry Forbes PTS 6 Nov 10, 1902 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
25 Win 18–2–5 Aurelio Herrera PTS 15 Oct 15, 1902 Exposition Building, Oakland, California, U.S.
24 Win 17–2–5 Barney Abel PTS 20 Sep 11, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
23 Win 16–2–5 Barney Abel PTS 6 Aug 25, 1902 America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
22 Loss 15–2–5 Benny Yanger TKO 19 (25) Apr 24, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Yanger claimed vacant world featherweight title
21 Win 15–1–5 Kid Broad PTS 20 Apr 10, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
20 Draw 14–1–5 Kid Broad PTS 15 Mar 20, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
19 Loss 14–1–4 Harry Forbes PTS 15 Nov 4, 1901 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
18 Win 14–0–4 George Dixon PTS 15 Oct 28, 1901 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
17 Draw 13–0–4 George Dixon PTS 20 Sep 12, 1901 Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.
16 Draw 13–0–3 George Dixon PTS 10 Aug 23, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
15 Win 13–0–2 Colorado Jack Dempsey PTS 20 Aug 12, 1901 Rover's Club, Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.
14 Win 12–0–2 Kid Decker KO 3 (?) Aug 1, 1901 Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.
13 Draw 11–0–2 Scotty Williams PTS 5 Jul 26, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
12 Win 11–0–1 Tommy Lewis TKO 4 (5) Jul 26, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
11 Win 10–0–1 William Henry TKO 3 (5) Jun 28, 1901 Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
10 Win 9–0–1 Jockey Bozeman TKO 3 (10) Jun 26, 1901 Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
9 Win 8–0–1 Young Cassidy TKO 2 (10) Apr 26, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
8 Win 7–0–1 Scotty Williams KO 2 (5) Apr 12, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
7 Win 6–0–1 Kid Pelser TKO 2 (5) Mar 29, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
6 Win 5–0–1 Tom Delaney PTS 5 Mar 8, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
5 Win 4–0–1 John Ross TKO 4 (5) Mar 1, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
4 Draw 3–0–1 Young Buck PTS 5 Feb 22, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Young Buck PTS 5 Feb 15, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Mike Smith KO 2 (?) Jan 26, 1901 San Francisco, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Jockey Bozeman PTS 10 Dec 20, 1900 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.

Unofficial record[edit]

154 fights 110 wins 17 losses
By knockout 38 4
By decision 72 13
Draws 25
No contests 2

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
154 Loss 110–17–25 (2) Phil Virgets TKO 4 (15) Jan 8, 1917 Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
153 Win 110–16–25 (2) Frankie Callahan KO 3 (10) Sep 6, 1915 Gloversville, New York, U.S.
152 Loss 109–16–25 (2) Willie Beecher NWS 10 Jul 24, 1913 Atlantic A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
151 Win 109–15–25 (2) George Chaney PTS 15 Apr 28, 1913 Empire Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
150 NC 108–15–25 (2) Benny Kaufman NC 7 (10) Apr 15, 1913 Orpheum Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Promoter Henry Norton stopped the bout and declared it a "no contest."
149 Win 108–15–25 (1) Jimmy Walsh NWS 10 Apr 3, 1913 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
148 Win 107–15–25 (1) Oliver Kirk TKO 3 (10) Mar 19, 1913 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
147 Loss 106–15–25 (1) Oliver Kirk TKO 6 (8) Nov 27, 1912 Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
146 Draw 106–14–25 (1) Jimmy Walsh PTS 10 Sep 24, 1912 Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
145 Loss 106–14–24 (1) Harry Thomas NWS 10 Sep 13, 1912 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
144 Draw 106–13–24 (1) Harlem Tommy Murphy PTS 20 Aug 3, 1912 Coffroth's Mission Street Arena, Daly City, California, U.S.
143 Win 106–13–23 (1) Eddie Marino PTS 10 Jul 3, 1912 Tacoma A.C., Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
142 Win 105–13–23 (1) Jimmy Carroll KO 7 (20) Mar 23, 1912 Capital AC, Sacramento, California, U.S.
141 Loss 104–13–23 (1) Harlem Tommy Murphy PTS 20 Mar 9, 1912 Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, U.S.
140 Loss 104–12–23 (1) Johnny Kilbane PTS 20 Feb 22, 1912 Arena, Vernon, California, U.S. Lost world featherweight title
139 Loss 104–11–23 (1) Knockout Brown NWS 10 Jan 18, 1912 National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
138 Win 104–10–23 (1) Willie Jones NWS 10 Dec 2, 1911 Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
137 Win 103–10–23 (1) Patsy Kline NWS 10 Dec 1, 1911 Navarre A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
136 Win 102–10–23 (1) Leo Johnson TKO 5 (10) Nov 23, 1911 Malvern A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
135 Win 101–10–23 (1) Willie Jones NWS 10 Nov 20, 1911 Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
134 Win 100–10–23 (1) Young Johnny Cohen NWS 10 Nov 15, 1911 Houston A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
133 Win 99–10–23 (1) Herman Smith NWS 10 Nov 3, 1911 International A.C., Buffalo, New York, U.S.
132 Loss 98–10–23 (1) Matt Wells NWS 10 Sep 20, 1911 Madison A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
131 Win 98–9–23 (1) Frankie Burns NWS 10 Mar 31, 1911 New Amsterdam Opera House, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
130 NC 97–9–23 (1) Tommy Kilbane NC 4 (10) Jan 30, 1911 Eagles Club, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Attell broke his right humeral bone when the fighters stumbled and fell
129 Draw 97–9–23 Billy Allen NWS 10 Jan 23, 1911 Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
128 Win 97–9–22 Patsy Kline NWS 10 Jan 13, 1911 New Amsterdam Opera House, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
127 Win 96–9–22 Joe Coster NWS 10 Jan 9, 1911 Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
126 Win 95–9–22 Philadelphia Pal Moore NWS 10 Nov 30, 1910 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
125 Draw 94–9–22 Frankie Conley PTS 15 Nov 13, 1910 West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
124 Draw 94–9–21 Owen Moran NWS 6 Nov 9, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123 Win 94–9–20 Eddie Kelly KO 4 (?) Oct 28, 1910 Mohawk Valley A.C., Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
122 Win 93–9–20 Biz Mackey TKO 6 (10) Oct 27, 1910 Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
121 Win 92–9–20 Johnny Kilbane PTS 10 Oct 24, 1910 Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
120 Draw 91–9–20 Jack White PTS 15 Oct 10, 1910 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
119 Win 91–9–19 Frankie White NWS 10 Oct 7, 1910 Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
118 Win 90–9–19 Charley White NWS 10 Sep 16, 1910 Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
117 Win 89–9–19 Billy Lauder KO 7 (15) Sep 5, 1910 Mission Hill, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Won lightweight championship of Calgary
116 Win 88–9–19 Eddie Marino KO 3 (15) Aug 22, 1910 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
115 Win 87–9–19 Owen Moran NWS 10 Jun 24, 1910 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
114 Win 86–9–19 Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 10 May 20, 1910 New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
113 Loss 85–9–19 Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 10 Apr 28, 1910 Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
112 Win 85–8–19 Owen Moran NWS 10 Apr 1, 1910 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
111 Win 84–8–19 Johnny Marto NWS 10 Mar 18, 1910 New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 83–8–19 Harry Forbes TKO 7 (?) Feb 28, 1910 Troy, New York, U.S.
109 Win 82–8–19 Frankie Neil NWS 10 Feb 24, 1910 Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
108 Win 81–8–19 Eddie Kelly TKO 5 (15) Jan 1, 1910 Southern A.C., Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
107 Win 80–8–19 Charley White PTS 8 Dec 6, 1909 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
106 Win 79–8–19 Johnny Moran PTS 8 Nov 22, 1909 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
105 Win 78–8–19 Patsy Kline NWS 6 Oct 8, 1909 Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104 Win 77–8–19 Buck 'Twin' Miller NWS 6 Oct 5, 1909 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
103 Win 76–8–19 Tommy O'Toole PTS 12 Sep 14, 1909 Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
102 Win 75–8–19 Eddie Kelly NWS 6 Sep 6, 1909 Luna Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
101 Draw 74–8–19 Harry Stone NWS 10 Aug 18, 1909 Convention Hall, Saratoga, New York, U.S.
100 Win 74–8–18 Biz Mackey TKO 8 (10) Apr 26, 1909 Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
99 Win 73–8–18 Frankie White KO 8 (20) Mar 26, 1909 Dayton A.C., Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
98 Win 72–8–18 Frankie Neil NWS 10 Mar 23, 1909 Bedford A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
97 Win 71–8–18 Patsy Kline NWS 10 Mar 18, 1909 Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
96 Win 70–8–18 Young Pierce KO 6 (15) Mar 10, 1909 Olympic Club, Essington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95 Win 69–8–18 Young Pierce NWS 6 Mar 1, 1909 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94 Loss 68–8–18 Jim Driscoll NWS 10 Feb 19, 1909 National A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Win 68–7–18 Eddie Kelly TKO 7 (10) Feb 4, 1909 Southern A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
92 Win 67–7–18 Freddie Weeks KO 10 (20) Jan 14, 1909 Goldfield A.C., Goldfield, Nevada, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
91 Win 66–7–18 Biz Mackey KO 8 (15) Dec 29, 1908 West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
90 Draw 65–7–18 Ad Wolgast NWS 10 Dec 11, 1908 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
89 Loss 65–7–17 Freddie Welsh PTS 15 Nov 25, 1908 Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
88 Draw 65–6–17 Owen Moran PTS 23 Sep 7, 1908 Mission Street Arena, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
87 Win 65–6–16 Eddie Marino PTS 10 Jul 29, 1908 Sandpoint, California, U.S.
86 Win 64–6–16 Matty Baldwin NWS 6 Jun 26, 1908 Grand Union A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
85 Win 63–6–16 Tommy Sullivan TKO 4 (20) Apr 30, 1908 Coliseum, San Francisco, California, U.S.
84 Win 62–6–16 Eddie Kelly KO 8 (20) Apr 20, 1908 Sound Beach, Washington, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
83 Draw 61–6–16 Battling Nelson PTS 15 Mar 31, 1908 Coliseum, San Francisco, California, U.S.
82 Win 61–6–15 Eddie Kelly TKO 7 (20) Feb 28, 1908 Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
81 Win 60–6–15 Frankie Neil TKO 13 (20) Jan 31, 1908 Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
80 Draw 59–6–15 Owen Moran PTS 25 Jan 1, 1908 Coffroth's Arena, Colma, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
79 Win 59–6–14 Freddie Weeks TKO 4 (20) Oct 29, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
78 Draw 58–6–14 Tommy Sullivan PTS 8 Sep 21, 1907 Physical Culture Farm, Alton, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 58–6–13 Jimmy Walsh PTS 10 Sep 12, 1907 Auditorium (Virginia Ave.), Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
76 Win 57–6–13 Benny 'Kid' Solomon PTS 20 May 24, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
75 Loss 56–6–13 Tommy O'Toole NWS 6 Apr 17, 1907 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
74 Draw 56–5–13 Spike Robson NWS 6 Apr 3, 1907 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
73 Win 56–5–12 Harry Baker KO 8 (20) Jan 18, 1907 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
72 Win 55–5–12 Jimmy Walsh TKO 9 (20) Dec 7, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
71 Win 54–5–12 Billy DeCoursey PTS 15 Nov 16, 1906 National Athletic Club, San Diego, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
70 Win 53–5–12 Harry Baker PTS 20 Oct 30, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
69 Win 52–5–12 Frank Carsey RTD 3 (15) Sep 3, 1906 Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
68 Win 51–5–12 Frank Carsey PTS 15 Aug 15, 1906 Reed's Lake, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
67 Win 50–5–12 Frankie Neil PTS 20 Jul 4, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
66 Draw 49–5–12 Kid Herman PTS 20 May 11, 1906 Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
65 Win 49–5–11 Phil Logan NWS 6 Mar 19, 1906 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
64 Win 48–5–11 Itsy Ryan TKO 2 (3) Mar 17, 1906 Metropolitan A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 47–5–11 Art Edmunds NWS 3 Mar 13, 1906 Marlborough A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
62 Win 46–5–11 Tony Bender NWS 3 Mar 7, 1906 Consolidated A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Win 45–5–11 Jimmy Walsh PTS 15 Feb 22, 1906 Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Won vacant world featherweight title
60 Win 44–5–11 Billy Maynard TKO 10 (15) Jan 22, 1906 Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
59 Win 43–5–11 Tony Bender NWS 3 Jan 17, 1906 Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 42–5–11 Chester Goodwin NWS 15 Jan 15, 1906 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 41–5–11 Eddie Daly NWS 3 Dec 19, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
56 Win 40–5–11 Barney Abel NWS 3 Dec 5, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
55 Draw 39–5–11 Kid Sullivan PTS 15 Nov 23, 1905 Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
54 Win 39–5–10 Tommy Mowatt PTS 15 Nov 16, 1905 Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
53 Win 38–5–10 Tommy Mowatt NWS 6 Nov 8, 1905 Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
52 Win 37–5–10 Chick Tucker NWS 3 Oct 31, 1905 Summit A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
51 Loss 36–5–10 Young Erne NWS 6 Oct 4, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Win 36–4–10 Battling Nelson NWS 6 May 22, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
49 Win 35–4–10 Harry Forbes PTS 10 May 10, 1905 Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
48 Win 34–4–10 Jimmy Dunn NWS 15 May 1, 1905 Broadway Theater, Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
47 Win 33–4–10 Eddie Hanlon NWS 6 Feb 24, 1905 Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46 Draw 32–4–10 Kid Goodman PTS 15 Feb 22, 1905 Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.
45 Win 32–4–9 Tommy Feltz PTS 15 Feb 3, 1905 Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
44 Win 31–4–9 Harlem Tommy Murphy NWS 6 Jan 28, 1905 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
43 Win 30–4–9 Tommy Feltz PTS 15 Dec 8, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
42 Win 29–4–9 Young Erne PTS 20 Nov 19, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
41 Loss 28–4–9 Tommy Sullivan KO 5 (20) Oct 3, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Lost world featherweight title
40 Win 28–3–9 Johnny Reagan PTS 15 Jun 23, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
39 Loss 27–3–9 Jack McClelland PTS 15 Jun 2, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
38 Win 27–2–9 Young Erne NWS 6 May 14, 1904 National A.C., Philadelphia, Illinois, U.S.
37 Win 26–2–9 Aurelio Herrera PTS 6 Mar 28, 1904 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
36 Win 25–2–9 Maurice Rauch KO 6 (?) Mar 23, 1904 Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
35 Win 24–2–9 Patsy Haley KO 5 (20) Mar 9, 1904 Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
34 Draw 23–2–9 Young Erne NWS 6 Feb 27, 1904 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33 Win 23–2–8 Kid Herman PTS 20 Feb 18, 1904 9th Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
32 Win 22–2–8 Harry Forbes KO 5 (20) Feb 1, 1904 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
31 Draw 21–2–8 Harry Forbes PTS 10 Jan 4, 1904 Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Retained world featherweight title
30 Win 21–2–7 Johnny Reagan PTS 20 Sep 3, 1903 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Won vacant world featherweight title
29 Win 20–2–7 Eddie Toy PTS 20 Mar 12, 1903 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
28 Draw 19–2–7 Eddie Hanlon PTS 20 Jan 29, 1903 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
27 Win 19–2–6 Buddy Ryan PTS 6 Dec 8, 1902 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
26 Draw 18–2–6 Harry Forbes PTS 6 Nov 10, 1902 American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
25 Win 18–2–5 Aurelio Herrera PTS 15 Oct 15, 1902 Exposition Building, Oakland, California, U.S.
24 Win 17–2–5 Barney Abel PTS 20 Sep 11, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
23 Win 16–2–5 Barney Abel PTS 6 Aug 25, 1902 America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
22 Loss 15–2–5 Benny Yanger TKO 19 (25) Apr 24, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. Yanger claimed vacant world featherweight title
21 Win 15–1–5 Kid Broad PTS 20 Apr 10, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
20 Draw 14–1–5 Kid Broad PTS 15 Mar 20, 1902 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
19 Loss 14–1–4 Harry Forbes PTS 15 Nov 4, 1901 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
18 Win 14–0–4 George Dixon PTS 15 Oct 28, 1901 West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
17 Draw 13–0–4 George Dixon PTS 20 Sep 12, 1901 Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, U.S.
16 Draw 13–0–3 George Dixon PTS 10 Aug 23, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
15 Win 13–0–2 Colorado Jack Dempsey PTS 20 Aug 12, 1901 Rover's Club, Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.
14 Win 12–0–2 Kid Decker KO 3 (?) Aug 1, 1901 Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.
13 Draw 11–0–2 Scotty Williams PTS 5 Jul 26, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
12 Win 11–0–1 Tommy Lewis TKO 4 (5) Jul 26, 1901 Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
11 Win 10–0–1 William Henry TKO 3 (5) Jun 28, 1901 Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
10 Win 9–0–1 Jockey Bozeman TKO 3 (10) Jun 26, 1901 Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
9 Win 8–0–1 Young Cassidy TKO 2 (10) Apr 26, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
8 Win 7–0–1 Scotty Williams KO 2 (5) Apr 12, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
7 Win 6–0–1 Kid Pelser TKO 2 (5) Mar 29, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
6 Win 5–0–1 Tom Delaney PTS 5 Mar 8, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
5 Win 4–0–1 John Ross TKO 4 (5) Mar 1, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
4 Draw 3–0–1 Young Buck PTS 5 Feb 22, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Young Buck PTS 5 Feb 15, 1901 Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Mike Smith KO 2 (?) Jan 26, 1901 San Francisco, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Jockey Bozeman PTS 10 Dec 20, 1900 Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.

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  1. ^ "Arrange To Give Up Attel. Attorneys for Him and "Sport" Sullivan See Replogic as to Bail". The New York Times. November 2, 1920. Retrieved 2010-12-16. Attorneys representing Abe Attel and John J. (Sport) Sullivan, indicted as members of the crooked gambling ring who bribed eight White Sox ball players to throw the ...
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  4. ^ "Jimmy Walsh". BoxRec. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Charges Filed Against Attell", The Salt Lake Tribune", Salt Lake City, Utah, pg. 8, 8 April 1913
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  8. ^ BN Staff (22 February 2018). "On This Day: Abe Attell – raconteur, gambler, maverick and boxer – was born". Boxing News. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Abe Attell". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-16. Abe Attell held the World Featherweight Championship in 1903 and 1904 and from 1906 to 1912. The 5' 4", 122-pound Attell won his title four months short of his seventeenth birthday, defeating Johnny Reagan in 20 rounds. He lost his crown to Tony Sullivan one year later but regained it in February 1906 with a decision over Jimmy Walsh. Attell successfully defended his championship 21 times during the nine years he held the title. ...
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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Young Corbett II
World Featherweight Champion
September 3, 1903 – February 22, 1912
Succeeded by