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Al Mello

W L D
43 10 0
23 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 53
rounds 359
KOs 43%
 
global ID 48201
birth nameAfonso de Melo Tavares
aliasLowell Tiger
born 1906-01-31
death date1993-10-31 / age 87
debut1924-10-20 / age 18
divisionwelterweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1931-05-15
148¼Lou Brouillard145½58 7 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
USA New England welterweight title
USA New England middleweight title
Billed for both the New England Middleweight and Welterweight Title
1931-03-16
Patsy Reno15 4 1
North Street Rink, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1931-03-02
148Joe Marino14767 46 17
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1929-11-04
151Frank Baldi14912 10 2
North Street Rink, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1929-06-03
149¾Gorilla Jones15030 5 2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
Mello down in the 4th and 6th rounds.
1929-05-03
151½Gorilla Jones15428 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
"The decline of the welterweight division championed by reluctant Little Joe Dundee of Baltimore never was more strikingly demonstrated than in Madison Square Garden last night, when the smallest crowd of the local indoor season saw [this bout]. Jones, a sprightly Negro, danced rings around Mello and punched holes, dropping him twice for the count of nine. Mello kept coming in and trying but the Akron boxer knew far too much boxing...." (UP)
1929-04-12
151Joe Dundee14978 14 10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
Dundee had been stripped on March 21, 1929 of his welterweight title by the NBA for refusing to defend against Thompson or Jackie Fields who were matched for the title on Mar 25.
1929-01-25
150Joe Dundee14778 13 10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Dundee floored twice in the bout.
1928-12-20
152Vince Dundee15053 3 10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-11-07
150¼George Manolian152½40 7 3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
USA New England middleweight title
1928-09-13
149½Billy Murphy145½57 9 1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1928-08-31
149½Charlie Donovan151½20 8 0
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
USA New England welterweight title
1928-08-20
Canada Lee22 8 5
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1928-07-17
149Joe Schlocker148¾28 20 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
1928-06-26
147½Billy Murphy145½57 8 1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1928-06-11
149¼Frankie O'Brien153¾22 7 0
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LDQ4/12
 L 
DQ
4/12
  
referee: Bill Conway
USA New England middleweight title
Billed for the New England Middleweight Title
Mello was disqualified for punching low.
1928-02-27
Ace Hudkins52 9 12
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ4/10
 L 
DQ
4/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
Mello was disqualified for punching low.
1927-12-12
150½Jock Malone155¼75 16 7
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
1927-10-10
Zack Blanchard13 14 4
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1927-10-03
146½Meyer Cohen145½38 8 2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin   judges: William T. McDermottJim Harmon
USA New England welterweight title
1927-09-19
Billy Drako47 26 10
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1927-09-15
Paul Ouellette18 6 2
Legion Arena, Franklin, New Hampshire, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1927-09-12
150Lowell Bobby Brown153¼24 10 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-07-07
George Kid Lee51 17 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1927-06-23
Johnny Mendelsohn12 6 1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1927-06-01
148½Ace Hudkins14745 8 12
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-04-04
148¾Eddie Roberts149¾55 15 8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:15   referee: Johnny Martin
1927-03-07
George Kid Lee51 16 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-02-07
149½George Kid Lee50 16 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ1/10
 L 
DQ
1/10
  
Mello nailed Lee with a low blow 20 seconds into the bout. New York Times
1926-12-13
148½Jack Zivic144¾33 15 4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-12-02
151½Johnny Saxon15414 16 7
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
Saxon was knocked down five times.
1926-11-19
152Tony Marto15614 17 4
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Mello's first bout after a four month layoff due to an appendix operation.
1926-07-07
149½George Kid Lee145½46 14 1
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
According to the Boston Globe, Mello really won this fight by a wide margin (8 rounds to two) and should have received the decision.
1926-06-02
147Jack Zivic144¾32 13 3
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-03-08
Bob Lowrie7 11 2
Winter Garden, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-02-22
153Meyer Cohen14833 5 2
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
1926-01-19
150Morrie Schlaifer15241 22 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil   judges: Dave NelliganPat Moran
1925-12-18
147Eddie Shevlin14673 16 7
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Jack Sheehan
Shevlin was down three times and took a bad licking.
1925-10-29
150Jimmy Jones148½22 3 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
1925-09-24
Bob Lowrie7 10 2
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1925-08-18
148Phinney Boyle14472 34 18
Alumni Field, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1925-07-31
Frankie Quill28 31 10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
time: 1:14
1925-07-13
Shaver O'Brien32 20 9
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
1925-06-05
Scoops White8 1 0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1925-04-20
152Al Sears150½27 12 1
Winter Garden, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-04-02
Phinney Boyle71 33 18
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1925-03-23
Al Sears26 11 1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: Jim HarmonPat Moran
1925-03-05
151½Frankie Quill147¼25 31 9
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ5/10
 L 
DQ
5/10
  
Mello was disqualified for punching low.
1925-02-05
148½Tommy French1606 11 0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ4/10
 W  
DQ
4/10
  
1925-01-15
144½Frankie Quill138½22 30 8
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-01-01
Martin Flaherty Jr.14 3 0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1924-12-23
Shaver O'Brien32 18 8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1924-10-20
Billy Brewster11 8 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
Mello won his pro debut when Brewster was unable to come out for round 2.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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