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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

EARLY LAFAYETTE BOXING

 For the benefit of those who wish to see the fight between Fitzsimmons and Maher near El Paso the Southern Pacific will sell tickets to that point at one fare rate. For further information apply to Agent Davidson at the depot.
Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896


For the benefit of those who wish to witness the fight between Maher near El Paso, the Southern Pacific will sell tickets to that point at one fare rate. For further information apply to Agent Davidson at the depot. Laf. Gaz. 2/15/1896.








Jas. J. Corbett, the California prize fighter, who beat Jake Kilrain in a six round sparring match at New Orleans a few days since, passed through here on his way home Wednesday night, and took lunch at the Crescent. But few knew it, or he no doubt would have had a crowd to see him, after his wonderful achievement. He has a smooth, rather pleasant face, without a bruise to show for the fight. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890 


















Glove Contest. - A glove contest, to a finish, between the Lafayette and Opelousas Athletic Clubs, will be fought at the spacious gymnasium of the Opelousas club, on the 30th of this month, between the light weight of Lafayette, Robert, and the light weight of Opelousas, Morris, for the colored light weight championship of Southwestern Louisiana and a purse of one hundred dollars. 

 We understand that the two clubs are backing their respective champions with energy and spirit, which is intensified by the fact that the Lafayette man defeated one of Opelousas' light weight some time ago. The arena in the gymnasium is being specially fitted up for the occasion, and it is predicted by the knowing ones that it will prove a hard, long-fought contest, as each club claims to have a cracking good man.

 From the Opelousas Courier and in the Lafayette Advertiser 4/26/1893.

   

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