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Frank Mantell
(Frank Otto Mintell)

BORN   June 25 1886; Brandenberg, Germany
DIED October 9 1951; Phoenix, Arizona
HEIGHT 5-9 (Some sources report 5-9 1/2)
WEIGHT 140-172 lbs
MANAGER Sam Fitzpatrick

Mantell was a capable welterweight who fought all the top men of his time; He fought all over the United States and won some, lost some - but held his own; During his career, he claimed the Welterweight Championship of the World and the Middleweight Championship of the World - and had strong support for each claim

He defeated such men as Billy Papke, Billy "Honey" Mellody, Billy Glover, Jack "Twin" Sullivan, Al Neill, Billy Weeks, Harry Mansfield and Ted Nelson

1906
Feb 26 George Perry             Thornton, RI                       KO  2
          -Some sources report 2/27/06;
          Some sources report "Providence, RI"
Mar 12 Jack Winters             Valley Falls, RI                    W  8
          -Some sources report 4/17/06
Mar 25 Billy Smith              Lymansville, RI                    KO  2
          -Some sources report 5/07/06;
          Some sources report "Providence, RI"
May 17 George Perry             Valley Falls, RI                    W  8
          -Some sources report "KO 4" vs "Eddie Prendergast" on 5/17/06
May 29 Hayward Briggs           Brockton, Ma                        D  6
Jul 23 Jack Winters             Lymansville, RI                    KO  3
          -Some sources report 6/12/06;
          Some sources report "Providence, RI"
Sep  4 Bogardus Hyde            Valley Falls, RI                    W 10
          -Some sources report 9/13/06
Oct 29 Billy Yourall            Valley Falls, RI                    D 10
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Dec 10 Billy Yourall            Providence, RI                     KO  2
Dec 27 Joe Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  5
          -Some sources report "Providence, RI" on 12/28/06

1907
Jan 10 Jack Williams            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 14 Peck LaFavor             Valley Falls, RI                   KO  5
Feb 22 Kid Williams             Thornton, RI                        D 15
          -Some sources report "Providence, RI"
Mar 13 Jack Robinson            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/14/07
Apr  1 Eddie Haney              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 31 Russell Van Horn         Dayton, Oh                          D  8
Jul  4 Martin Judge             Salt Lake City, Ut                  D 15
Aug 19 Rube Smith               Ogden, Ut                           L 20
Sep 16 Andy Malloy              Helper, Ut                         KO 12
Oct 15 Jack Rogers              Helper, Ut                         KO  9
          -Some sources report 10/16/07
Nov  1 Billy "Honey" Mellody    Dayton, Oh                         KO 15
          -This bout was promoted as a Welterweight Championship
          of the World contest

1908
Jan 23 Harry Lewis              New Haven, Ct                      LT  3
          -Lewis claimed the Welterweight Championship of the World
Feb 27 Kid Farmer               Marysville, Ca                      W 10
May  1 Mike Donovan             Dayton, Oh                          D 20
Aug 13 Billy Papke              Boston, Ma                         LT  1
Jun 26 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan New York, NY                      ND  6
          -Some sources report 9/07/08
Nov 24 Johnny O'Keefe           Los Angeles, Ca                    ND  6
Dec  4 Johnny O'Keefe           Los Angeles, Ca                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"

1909
Jan 14 Jack Gardner             Sacramento, Ca                     KO  8
Feb  9 Rube Smith               Sacramento, Ca                     KO 12
Mar 26 Kid Williams             Sacramento, Ca                     WF 13
Apr 20 Rube Smith               Sacramento, Ca                     KO 16
May 21 Frank Mayfield           Sacramento, Ca                     KO 18
          -Some sources report "KO 13"
Jul  5 Jack "Twin" Sullivan     Sacramento, Ca                      W 20
Sep  6 Jack "Twin" Sullivan     San Francisco, Ca                   D 20
Nov 19 Al Neill                 Sacramento, Ca                     KO 11
Dec 10 Bill McKinnon            Woonsocket, RI                      D 12
          -Some sources report 12/20/09

1910
Feb  2 Tom Sawyer               Thornton, RI                       KO  2
Mar  2 Harry Mansfield          Thornton, RI                        W 15
Mar 29 Frank Klaus              Boston, Ma                         LK  9
          -Some sources report "LK 7"
May 19 Johnny O'Keefe           Sacramento, Ca                      D 20
Jun 30 Freddie Kiebler          Norristown, Pa                     ND 10
Aug  1 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)  New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug 11 Kyle Whitney             Webster, Ma                         D 12
Aug 15 Jimmy Howard             Albany, NY                         ND 10
Sep  5 Bill McKinnon            Manchester, NH                      L 15
Sep 28 Frank Klaus              Pittsburgh, Pa                     ND  6
Oct 25 Jim Smith                Bronx, NY                          LT  7
Nov 11 Leo Houck                Thornton, RI                        L 15
Nov 24 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)  Waterbury, Ct                      NC  4
Dec  2 Sailor Burke             New York, NY                       ND 10
Dec  3 Jack "Twin" Sullivan     New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report 12/31/10

1911
Feb  8 Joe Thomas               Augusta, Me                        ND 12
          -Some sources report "ND 6" on 2/06/11;
          Some sources report 2/07/11
Feb 22 Jeff Clark               New Bedford, Ma                     D 12
Mar 15 Harry Mansfield          Columbus, Oh                        W 12
Mar 21 "Montana" Dan Sullivan   New York, NY                       ND 10
Apr  4 Jack Dillon              Boston, Ma                          L 12
Apr 19 Bill McKinnon            Manchester, NH                      D 15
May  8 Jack Herrick             Dayton, Oh                          D 15
Jun 19 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon    New Castle, Pa                     ND 10
Jul 11 Battling Levinsky        New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report 7/12/11
Jul 21 Ted Nelson               New York, NY                       KO  5
Aug  4 Connie Schmidt           New York, NY                       TK  8
Sep 21 Leo Houck                New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report 10/11/11
Oct 17 "Montana" Dan Sullivan   New York, NY                       ND 10
Oct 23 Larry English            Watervliet, NY                     ND 10
Nov 20 Kid George               Sacramento, Ca                      W 20
Nov  9 Frank Peron              Thornton, RI                        W 15
          -Some sources report 11/27/11 at "Providence, RI"
Nov 30 Kid George               Sacramento, Ca                      W 20

1912
Jan 19 Fritz Holland            Sacramento, Ca                      L 20
Feb 22 Billy Papke              Sacramento, Ca                      W 20
          -Some sources report 2/20/12;
          Early sources report Middleweight Championship of the World
Mar 30 Jack Herrick             Vernon, Ca                          W 20
Apr  9 Russell Kane             Marysville, Ca                     KO  8
Jun  4 "Montana" Dan Sullivan   Sacramento, Ca                      W 20
Jul  3 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson Sacramento, Ca                     D 20
Jul 15 Vic Hansen               Salt Lake City, Ut                  D 20
Sep  4 Frank Peron              Thornton, RI                       KO  7
Sep 25 Billy Glover             Thornton, RI                       TK  3
          -Some sources report 9/26/12

1913
Jan  9 Jack Dillon              Thornton, RI                       LT 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Jan 14 Tommy Gavigan            Youngstown, Oh                      L 12
Feb 19 Jeff Smith               Paris, Fr                           D 20
Apr  7 Pat O'Keefe              London, Eng                         L 20
          -Some sources report 4/14/13
May 20 Larry English            New York, NY                       ND 10
May 24 Fred Gunther             Staten Island, NY                  KO  3
          -Some sources report 6/07/13
May 31 Tommy Bergen             Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Jun  9 Fighting Kennedy         New York, NY                       ND 10
Jun 30 "Sailor" Charles Grande  Sacramento, Ca                      L 20
Jul 15 Willie Meehan            Oakland, Ca                         L 10
Sep 17 Harry "Kid" Krantz       Sacramento, Ca                      D 20
Sep 26 Roy Taylor               Reno, Nv                            D 10
Nov 27 Roy Taylor               Belle Island, Nv                    L 10
Dec 13 Otto Berg                Taft, Oh                            D 20

1914
Jan  1 Billy Weeks              Vancouver, BC, Can                  W 15
Apr 14 Vic Hansen               Sacramento, Ca                      L 20
Jul 21 Willie Adams             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 11 Bob Moha                 Milwaukee, Wi                      ND 10
Sep 28 Jack Dillon              Columbus, Oh                       ND 12
          -Dillon claimed the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World                               
Oct 12 Willie "K.O." Brennan    Buffalo, NY                        LF  7
Nov  5 Battling Levinsky        Marieville, RI                      D 12
          -Some sources report "Providence, RI"
Dec 12 Howard Morrow            Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Dec 25 Joe Borrell              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1915
Jan 11 Eddie Revoire            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 26 Zulu Kid                 Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Feb 20 Jack Dillon              New York, NY                       ND 10
Mar 13 Young Hickey             New York, NY                       ND 10
Mar 15 Al Thiel                 New York, NY                       ND 10
Apr 17 "Wild" Bert Kenny        Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
May 19 Leo Houck                Providence, RI                      L 12
Jun 11 Jack Dillon              Cincinnati, Oh                     ND 10
Jul 27 Tommy Burke              St. Louis, Mo                      ND  8
Aug 19 Joe Chip                 Springfield, Oh                     D 20
Sep 16 Al Rogers                Springfield, Oh                     D 20
Oct    Jack Skelly              Dayton, Oh                          D 15
Nov 26 "Stockyards" Tommy Murphy Miamisburg, Oh                     D 15

1916
Apr 26 Jack McCarron            Dayton, Oh                          L 15
Aug  3 Jack McCarron            Dayton, Oh                          D 15
Aug 18 Gus Christie             Springfield, Oh                     L 15
Oct  4 Jack McCarron            Allentown, Pa                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 15"

1917
Jan  1 Jeff Smith               Baltimore, Md                       L 15
Jan 23 Bill McKinnon            Boston, Ma                          L 12
Feb 26 Jack McCarron            Toledo, Oh                         ND 12
Mar 15 Marshall Claiborne       Hot Springs, Ar                    ND 10
Mar 19 Johnny Celmars           Lima, Oh                           ND 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"
Apr 30 Frankie Brennan          Cleveland, Oh                      ND 10
Jun 14 Harry Greb               Uniontown, Pa                      LK  1
          -Some sources report "ND 10" at "Pittsburgh, Pa"
Oct 12 Mike Gibbons             St. Paul, Mn                       LT  3

1921
Mar 10 Jock Malone              Tulsa, Ok                          LK  3


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 

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