Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIX
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/24/2010
A North End Boston bruiser, Mellody gained his upper body and arm strength by working as a coppersmith for three years before entering the ring. In 1906, Mellody won the Welterweight Championship, defeating Joe Walcott in 15 rounds. Just seven months later Mellody would lose the title and never regain it. After his career, Mellody became a ship lifter in Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard and published a book detailing the adventures he enjoyed during his boxing career. Sadly, Mellody died before his 40th birthday of complications from pneumonia.
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