10 Most Famous Boxing Matches Ever Held in Madison Square Garden, NYC

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Madison Square Garden is known as “the World’s Most Famous Arena” and “the Mecca of the Boxing.”  Madison Square Garden in New York City held the largest boxing events until Las Vegas took over as the boxing capital.

Address: 4 Penn Plaza, Midtown, Manhattan, NYC

10. Riddick Bowe vs. Andrew Golota. July 11, 1996. Golota dominates an out of shape Riddick Bowe only to get disqualified for repeated low blows.  A riot ensues.

9. Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr. November 8, 2008. Calzaghe outworks Jones each round to wear him down and win the decision.

8. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier II. January 28, 1974. Ali gets his revenge as he wins a unanimous decision.

7. Joe Louis vs. Rocky MarcianoOctober 26, 1951.  An aged Joe Louis comes out of retirement to get knocked out in the 8th.  Joe wisely retires again.

6. Bernard Hopkins vs. Felix Trinidad. September 29th 2001. The second highest grossing match in the history of Madison Square Garden.  The fight is stopped after Trinidad is dropped in the 12th round.

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