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)
NationalityUnited States American
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, that did much to taint a spectacular featherweight career, Abe Attell lived a full and extraordinary life.

In 2017 award-winning author Mark Allen Baker published the first comprehensive biography on Abe Attell with McFarland & Company, a leading independent publisher of academic & nonfiction books. “The Fighting Times of Abe Attell,” details the fascinating life of the boxer and uncovers numerous details regarding his historic rise to ring prominence.[7]

Legacy and honors[edit]

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


Official Professional boxing record[edit]

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

Unofficial Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
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 to the win/loss/draw column.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 ...
  2. ^ Barry, Richard (March 1913). "Abe Attell, The Elusive Feather". Pearson's Magazine. New York: The Pearson Publishing Co. 29 (3): 353–359. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Attell and Jimmy Walsh", St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis, Missouri, pg. 16, 7 December 1906
  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
  6. ^ Blady, Ken, The Jewish Boxers' Hall of Fame, (1988). Shapolsky Publishers, Inc, New York, pg. 46.
  7. ^ a b c "Abe Attell". BoxRec. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
  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
Johnny Kilbane