1909-02-04 (122lbs) Abe Attell w rtd 7 (10) Eddie Kelly, Southern AC, The Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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1909-02-04 (122lbs) Abe Attell w rtd 7 (10) Eddie Kelly, Southern AC, The Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Dave Barry. Reported in the New Orleans Times Democrat as a 122lbs title fight, this was yet another opportunity for Kelly to reverse previous defeats at the hands of the champion. Although Kelly took the fight to Attell from the opening bell he was unable to do much damage, and once the latter got going in the sixth there was only ever going to be one winner. Having worked the head and body to good effect in that session, Attell smashed Kelly to the floor four times in quick succession in the seventh, whereupon the corner rescued their man by throwing in the towel.

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