The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight
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.
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.
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 (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Hub Where Buffett Met "Fingers"
More about this marker. Directly under a water tower.
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2018.