Reading Mercury - Monday 20 June 1791

Transcribed by G. Lamb, for the HRGS.


Ward and Mendoza certainly fight on Wednesday next, at Sittingbourn, in Kent.  The conditions are as follows: -Neither of the parties to fall without a knock down blow.  The fight to be perfectly a stand up one.  The terms 300l. to 200l.-The seconds appointed are, Joe Ward, to Ward; Harry Lee, to Mendoza.  The bets are three to one on Ward.  Mendoza, it is said, has stakes to the amount of 1000l. depending on the battle.