1909-03-10 (122lbs) Abe Attell nd-w co 6 (15) Young Pierce, Olympic Club, Essington, Pennsylvania, USA
1909-03-10 (122lbs) Abe Attell nd-w co 6 (15) Young Pierce, Olympic Club, Essington, Pennsylvania, USA. Taking place directly across the Philadelphia city limits, the authorities made no attempt to stop the bout from happening even though the duration of contests taking place in the State at that time were limited to six rounds. Made at 122lbs, the aggressive Attell dominated virtually every round while Pierce was kept busy defending himself. Regardless, Pierce still had enough about him to land solid shots every so often before being taken out in the sixth. Having landed with both hands to Attell’s face in that session Pierce was hurt by a couple of body punches, and following five short blows to the head he dropped down to be counted out.
Attell next met Patsy Kline (nd-w pts 10 on 18 March at the Whirlwind AC, Brooklyn, NYC) and Frankie Neil (nd-w pts 10 on 23 March at the Bedford AC, Brooklyn). Made at catchweights these were contests where the opponents were thought to weigh less than 122lbs and would have needed a kayo win in order to claim the title.