1909-05-01 (116lbs) Monte Attell w co 3 (20) Bobby Johnson, Nixon Opera House, Winnemucca, Nv, USA

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1909-05-01 (116lbs) Monte Attell w co 3 (20) Bobby Johnson, Nixon Opera House, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA. Referee: Al Pape. Billed as a defence of Attell’s 116lbs title claim it was generally seen to be a ‘fake’, with sparring at long range for the opening five minutes being ended when Johnson was dropped by a low blow. With the referee ignoring Attell’s misdemeanour, the third round saw Johnson falling about like an actor before staying down to be counted out.

On 6 May Attell outpointed Jockey Bennett over six rounds at 116lbs at the Wheelmens’ Club, Oakland, California in preparation for his coming contest at that weight against Johnny Coulon on 12 June. Unfortunately, Coulon called the fight off on 7 June and Attell was matched against Frankie Neil a week later.