Day in History: 82-Year
boxing Ring at Madison Square Garden retires!
September 19, 2007
(SEPT 19) A sad day for boxing folks to find
out that the boxing ring, at the Madison Square Garden, in New York,
will officially retire after 82 years of service. Many boxing greats
have fought in this ring.
According to the local news media, the ring will be placed at the museum
of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Victoria Cavaliere, who published an article on this story, said,
“George Foreman's first-ever professional fight was in the ring in 1972.
The so-called "Fight of the Century" was also fought at the Garden on
March 8th, 1971, between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. Frazier won the
15-round bout by a unanimous decision.