On This Day

July 8, 1889 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0