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Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

First World Championship Heavyweight Prize Fight Monument

 
 
First Heavyweight Prize Fight Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
1. First Heavyweight Prize Fight Memorial Marker
Inscription. On this site, in the City of Kenner, the first World Championship Heavyweight Prize fight held in the United States took place.

In the predawn hours on May 10, 1870, a crowd of about 1,000 people left the New Orleans Jackson Street Railroad Station for Kennerville. There . in a makeshift ring in the back of William Butler Kenner's old sugar house about 100 yards from the Mississippi River, Jed Mace of Beeston, Norwich, England beat Tom Allen of Birmingham, England in 10 rounds. The prize for the bare knuckles event was $2,500, winner takes all.
 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 29° 58.367′ N, 90° 14.806′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Reverend Richard Wilson Drive (Louisiana Route 48) and Williams Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Reverend Richard Wilson Drive. Click for map. Located at base of levee. Marker is in this post office area: Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Salle's Landing - 1682 (a few steps from this marker); La Salle's Landing (a few steps from this marker); Cannes Brles (within shouting distance of this
First Heavyweight Prize Fight Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
2. First Heavyweight Prize Fight Memorial Marker
marker); Kenner White Sox (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry "Teddy" Stewart (about 700 feet away); Kenner Community Band (about 700 feet away); Kenner Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenner High School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kenner.
 
Categories. Sports
 
First Heavyweight Prize Fight Statue image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
3. First Heavyweight Prize Fight Statue
First Heavyweight Prize Fight Statue image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
4. First Heavyweight Prize Fight Statue
 
 
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