Regular price $145.00

: 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. Presented here is an antique wirephoto of Nelson.
This antique wirephoto measures 6 inches by 8 inches.The photo has top edge and corner damage.There is a vertical tear in the photo that goes nearly 3/4 of the way down from the top left border.The back has a tape repair and a wire compant stamp.The image is vivid.

Size: 6 x 8

Condition: good