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MSG Network to air “The Fight of the Century” as part of MSG “The Garden’s Defining Moments” Friday, March 20

Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Nelson, MSG Network’s “The Garden’s Defining Moments” is a special 20-part television event presented by SAP, celebrating some of the greatest moments at Madison Square Garden spanning the legendary venue’s more than 135-year history. The Garden’s four Arena complexes have played host to many of the greatest moments in the history of sports, music, entertainment and politics and MSG Network will dedicate a half-hour episode to honor 20 of these “Defining Moments,” which are showcased in the Arena with photos, memorabilia and artifacts. Continue reading

NYPD vs. FDNY Boxing in Annual Battle of Badges at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 22

The decade’s long rivalry that began in 1982 continues on Saturday, November 22 when the NYPD and FDNY step into the Garden boxing ring in the annual Battle of the Badges, presented by Hooters. The full night of boxing will take place in The Theater at Madison Square Garden with proceeds benefiting both the Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program and the Building Homes for Heroes Organization. Additionally, in support of our troops, 1,000 free tickets will be given away to active members of the United States armed forces. Continue reading

Chris Algieri talks to MSG Network’s Fran Healy

Long Island native Chris Algieri recently took time out from his preparations for his fight against Manny Pacquiao to sit with MSG Network’s Fran Healy for “The Game 365”. The WBO Light Welterweight Champion discussed what his WBO belt means to him, beating the odds, his training and the big fight against the legendary Pacquiao set to take place on November 22 from Macao, China. Continue reading

The Game 365: Miguel Cotto on MSG Networks

MSG Network kicks off the Miguel Cotto v. Sergio Martinez fight week with a new episode of The Game 365. MSG’s Fran Healy recently sat down with Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the brand new episode which premieries on MSG + Monday night and on MSG on Tuesday with both airing at 7:30 pm. Below are several quotes from the half hour program. Continue reading

Battle of the Badges presented by Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey set for Nov. 22

New York, NY, October 17, 2013 – A 31-year rivalry is set to continue when the NYPD takes on the FDNY in the annual “Battle of the Badges Presented by Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.” The action-packed night of boxing is scheduled for Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. in The Theater at Madison Square Garden with proceeds from the event benefiting both the Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program and the Building Homes for Heroes Organization. Continue reading

Former Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes visits Transformed Madison Square Garden

On Friday afternoon, former heavyweight champ Larry Holmes visited Madison Square Garden and gave MSG a pair of signed gloves, and signed a photo from his 1979 title defense over Mike Weaver that will be featured in The Garden’s new Signature Suite Level that will debut in late October as part of the third and final phase of The Garden’s top-to-bottom Transformation. The Signature Suites Lobby will feature memorabilia from people and events that have left their “signature” on The Garden. Continue reading

Gerry Cooney checks out MSG Transformation

Former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney toured Madison Square Garden yesterday, checking out the construction in the world famous arena as it undergoes its third and last phase of a historic top-to-bottom Transformation. Cooney, won two Golden Gloves championships at The Garden, his first when he was only 16 years old (1973) at 160lbs, and his second in 1976 as a heavyweight. As a professional, Cooney stopped Ken Norton at MSG (1981) in the first round. Continue reading

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights”: Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield III

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights,” hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield III (4/11/95).

The third fight of an epic trilogy between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield, this rubber match featured two events that had never happened before. In the sixth round, Holyfield tagged Bowe on the chin with a left hook and knocked the big man down for the first time in his professional career. Bowe regained his composure and two rounds later sent Holyfield to the mat. Although Holyfield got back on his feet under the ten count, Bowe sent him right back down with two rights to the head and the fight was stopped – a first for Holyfield. Continue reading

MSG Network’s Friday Night Fights: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns (9/16/81)

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights,” hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns (9/16/81).

The Ring magazine’s “Fight of the Year,” this 1981 battle pinned Sugar Ray Leonard against Tommy Hearns for the World Welterweight Championship. Behind for most of the fight, Leonard put Hearns on the mat in the 13th Round and followed it up in the 14th Round with a staggering right overhand. The blow put Hearns to the ropes and following a combination by Leonard, the referee called the fight – a controversial call considering Hearns was ahead on all three cards. Continue reading

Tonight! MSG Network’s Friday Night Fights: Ray Mancini vs. Livingstone Bramble (6/1/84)

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights,” hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Ray Mancini vs. Livingstone Bramble (6/1/84).

Sporting a 20-1 record, Livingstone Bramble entered this 1984 bout with a shot to take down defending WBA lightweight champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY. A heavy underdog, Bramble almost ended the fight in the first round after he severely sliced Mancini’s eye, but “Boom Boom’s” cut man quickly equalized the injury. Still, Mancini wasn’t prepared for Bramble’s ability to turn southpaw, which resulted in a number of additional cuts to Mancini’s face and the eventual loss of the belt by a 14th round knockout. Continue reading