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Al Mello
Global ID48201
sexmale
birthdate 1906-01-31
death date 1993-10-31 (87)
divisionwelterweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach67″   /   170cm
aliasLowell Tiger
country USA
residenceLowell, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeLowell, Massachusetts, USA
birth nameAfonso de Melo Tavares
won 43 (KO 23) + lost 10 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 53
rounds boxed 359 KO% 43.4
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1931-05-15Lou Brouillard58-7-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO810
referee: Johnny Brassil
USA New England welterweight title
USA New England middleweight title
Billed for both the New England Middleweight and Welterweight Title
1931-03-16Patsy Reno15-4-1
North Street Rink, Salem, Massachusetts, USAWTKO810
1931-03-02Joe Marino67-46-17
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1929-11-04Frank Baldi12-10-2
North Street Rink, Salem, Massachusetts, USAWKO510
1929-06-03Gorilla Jones30-5-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO610
referee: Johnny Brassil
Mello down in the 4th and 6th rounds.
1929-05-03Gorilla Jones28-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
"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)
1929-04-12Joe Dundee78-14-10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
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.
1929-01-25Joe Dundee78-13-10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Dundee floored twice in the bout.
1928-12-20Vince Dundee53-3-10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-07George Manolian40-7-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
USA New England middleweight title
1928-09-13Billy Murphy57-9-1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1928-08-31Charlie Donovan20-8-0
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
referee: Johnny Brassil
USA New England welterweight title
1928-08-20Canada Lee22-8-5
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan
1928-07-17Joe Schlocker28-20-6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO9
1928-06-26Billy Murphy57-8-1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1928-06-11Frankie O'Brien22-7-0
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USALDQ412
referee: Bill Conway
USA New England middleweight title
Billed for the New England Middleweight Title
Mello was disqualified for punching low.

1928-02-27Ace Hudkins52-9-12
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALDQ410
referee: Johnny Brassil
Mello was disqualified for punching low.
1927-12-12Jock Malone75-17-7
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin
1927-10-10Zack Blanchard13-14-3
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO3
1927-10-03Meyer Cohen38-8-2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO810
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: Jim Harmon
USA New England welterweight title
1927-09-19Billy Drako47-26-10
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO810
1927-09-15Paul Ouellette18-6-2
Legion Arena, Franklin, New Hampshire, USAWKO210
1927-09-12Lowell Bobby Brown24-10-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1927-07-07George Kid Lee51-17-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
USA New England welterweight title
Billed for the New England Welterweight Title
1927-06-23Johnny Mendelsohn12-6-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1927-06-01Ace Hudkins45-8-12
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-04-04Eddie Roberts55-15-8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
time: 2:15 | referee: Johnny Martin
1927-03-07George Kid Lee51-16-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1927-02-07George Kid Lee50-16-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALDQ110
Mello nailed Lee with a low blow 20 seconds into the bout. New York Times
1926-12-13Jack Zivic33-16-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-12-02Johnny Saxon14-16-7
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWTKO410
referee: Johnny Martin
Saxon was knocked down five times.
1926-11-19Tony Marto14-17-4
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
Mello's first bout after a four month layoff due to an appendix operation.
1926-07-07George Kid Lee46-14-1
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
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.

1926-06-02Jack Zivic32-14-3
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-03-08Bob Lowrie7-11-2
Winter Garden, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-02-22Meyer Cohen33-5-2
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
1926-01-19Morrie Schlaifer41-22-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: Pat Moran
1925-12-18Eddie Shevlin73-16-7
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO810
time: 2:10 | referee: Jack Sheehan
Shevlin was down three times and took a bad licking.
1925-10-29Jimmy Jones22-3-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin
1925-09-24Bob Lowrie7-10-2
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWKO510
1925-08-18Phinney Boyle72-34-18
Alumni Field, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
1925-07-31Frankie Quill28-31-10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO48
time: 1:14
1925-07-13Shaver O'Brien32-20-8
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1
1925-06-05Scoops White8-1-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
1925-04-20Al Sears27-12-1
Winter Garden, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-04-02Phinney Boyle71-33-18
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
referee: Jack Sheehan
1925-03-23Al Sears26-11-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Jim Harmon | judge: Pat Moran
1925-03-05Frankie Quill25-31-9
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USALDQ510
Mello was disqualified for punching low.
1925-02-05Tommy French6-11-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWDQ410
1925-01-15Frankie Quill22-30-8
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-01-01Martin Flaherty Jr.14-3-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1924-12-23Shaver O'Brien32-18-7
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1924-10-20Billy Brewster11-8-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO18
Mello won his pro debut when Brewster was unable to come out for round 2.

 
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