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Hattiesburg in Lamar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight

Historical Site

 
 
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June 5, 2018
1. The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight Marker
Inscription.  The last bare knuckle prize fight was fought here on Richburg Hill July 8, 1889.

John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the seventy fifth round to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain were both brought back to Purvis, and were tried for Illegal Prize Fighting.
 
Erected by L.c.h.s.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 31° 16.466′ N, 89° 21.182′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Richburg Road and Sullivan Kilrain Road, on the right when traveling north on Richburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Sullivan Kilrain Road, Hattiesburg MS 39402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Carey College (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hub City Lodge No 627 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Roberts Schoolhouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Clyde Kennard
The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2018
2. The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); The Hub Where Buffett Met "Fingers" (approx. 3.9 miles away); "The Civil Rights Church" (approx. 4˝ miles away); Dixie School Log Cabin (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
 
More about this marker. Directly under a water tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2018.
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