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This Day in Boxing August 8, 1889 Sullivan KOs Kilrain

This Day in Boxing August 8, 1889 Sullivan KOs Kilrain

Last heavyweight championship with bare knuckles

 

Sullivan Kilrain 2

 

John L. Sullivan KO 75 Jake Kilrain.

Sullivan Retains title.

Richburg, Mississippi

World Heavyweight (bare knuckle) Championship.

Contested under the London Prize Ring rules.

This would be the last Heavyweight championship fight to be fought with bare knuckles.

 

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