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