1904-12-08 (122lbs) Abe Attell w pts 15 Tommy Feltz, West End Coliseum, St Louis, Missouri, USA
1904-12-08 (122lbs) Abe Attell w pts 15 Tommy Feltz, West End Coliseum, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Referee: Dave Nelson. Billed for the 122lbs world title, and cut down from 20 to 15 rounds, Attell proved far too clever for the aggressive Feltz, winning every session according to the St Louis Globe-Democrat, while giving his game rival a boxing lesson. It was the same old story round after round as Feltz rushed in to Attell, only to be sidestepped, rammed with a steady stream of left jabs, or belted with right hands to head and body. When Feltz was not rushing in he was holding on for all his worth and the paper went on to say that he was on ‘Queer Street’ several times during the contest. To his great credit Feltz, who was not put down, finished the fight strongly and claiming that over a longer distance he might just beat the little Californian.
Attell next took on Harlem Tommy Murphy at 122lbs (nd-w pts 6 at the National AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 28 January 1905 in a fight where his title claim was at stake.