Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Last Bare-Knuckle Prize Fight

Simple brick-and-bronze monument marks the spot where in 1889 the last bare-knuckle prize fight took place. It was illegal. The winner had to pay a $500 fine; the loser was given a two-month jail sentence.
Address:
Sullivan-Kilrain Rd, Hattiesburg, MS
Directions:
Southwest of the city. I-59 exit 60. Drive west on US Hwy 11. Make first right onto Sullivan-Kilrain Rd. Drive 1.5 miles. You'll pass a big water tower and come to a stop sign. The monument is there, on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Historical Site.

Last Bare-Knuckle Prize Fight

Don't blink or you'll miss it. It is exactly at the stop sign.

[Lana Snarski, 06/07/2017]

The last bare-knuckle prize fight took it on the chin here in 1889.

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