Regular price $300.00

Battling Nelson (Oscar Matthew Nielson), The Durable Dane, was born on June 5, 1882 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He began his professional career on September 3, 1896 with a 1 round KO of Wallace's Kid in Hammond, Indiana. He fought for over 20 years retiring after his bout with Freddy Welsh on April 17, 1917. He won the World Lightweight Title on July 4, 1908 stopping the great Joe Gans in 17 rounds. He defended the title 4 times before losing it to Ad Wolgast by TKO in 40 rounds on February 22, 1910. His final career mark was 67-31-25 with 7 no decisions and 1 no contest. He posted career victories in addition to Gans over Dick Hyland, Terry McGovern and Young Corbett. Offered here is an original, mounted, first generation photograph of Battling Nelson in training camp for his March 14, 1906 fight with Terry McGovern.
This is an original, first generation, mounted photograph. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Clean. Date written on photo in lower right corner. 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" on a mount of 8" x 10."

Size: 4 3/4 x 6 3/4

Condition: excellent