Name: ATTELL, MONTE ORIGINAL MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPH
History: Monte Attell was born in San Francisco on July 28, 1885. His first professional fight was a win over Danny Tankel on December 10, 1902. On March 29, 1905 he fought Jimmy Walsh in Philadelphia in a fight billed for the bantamweight championship. AP reports state Attell carried from ring after an accidental low blow.
Daily Kennebec Journal reports Attell awarded the bout because of the low blow--Boston Globe agrees--also Walsh and his seconds were arrested by order of a Captain Thompson. Referee McGuigan announced that Walsh had fouled Attell. Walsh was dominating the fight and the low blow was clearly accidental--"An easy victory for Walsh was assured until after two minutes and 35 seconds of the last round had expired, when the foul was committed." Boston Globe. It certainly appears from this report that Attell was awarded the fight on a foul. Walsh claims bantamweight title off of many wire reports that had him winning by TKO.
These two both claimed the title. This was settled on November 23, 1910 when Attell won a ten round decision over Walsh. Attell, in addition to Walsh, fought in his career Jimmy Carroll, Johnny Kilbane and Owen Moran. He retired after losing to Kid Taylor on October 30, 1916. His final record was 44-23-16. The brother of the notable Abe Attell. Monte Attell passed away in 1960. Offered here is a rare original, antique mounted photo of Monte Attell as he looked at the height of his career.
Full description: This is an original, first generation mounted photo. Attell is in full fight pose. The photo image is sharp and clear. The mount has chipping on border and edges and a section cut out in lower right corner. The photo is in fine condition with no creases or tears. 4" x 5 1/2" photo on a mount of 6" x 8."
Size: 6 x 8
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Attell, Monte -
Condition: very good
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