MSG to air ALI vs BURTON

22.11.06 - MSG Network will air a special “MSG Fight Night at Madison Square Garden” at 8pm Monday, November 27th featuring several of the undercard bouts from the Wladamir Klitschko vs. Calvin Brock world heavyweight championship fight that was hosted at Madison Square Garden on November 11th. The special will include the sensational Laila Ali in her Madison Square Garden debut defending her super middleweight WBC and WIBA titles against hardcore Shelley Burton, plus New York State heavyweight champion Derric Rossy defending his title against Shannon Miller..

Also former WBC featherweight champion and New York fan favorite “Flushing Flash” Kevin Kelley battling former five-time featherweight champion Manuel Medina in a 12 round IBF jr. lightweight elimination bout. Coincidentally all three fighters have strong bonds to The Garden: Laila’s legendary father Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier at The Garden in two of their epic trilogy battles, including "The Fight of the Century" March 1971 and “Super Fight II” January 1974; Rossy won the super heavyweight Golden Gloves Championship in 2004 at The Garden and Kelley fought his memorable war against “Prince” Naseem Hamed at The Garden in December 1997. This will be the first time that these bouts will be broadcast on television. “MSG Fight Night at Madison Square Garden” will also include footage of “The Greatest” as he returned to The Garden to support his daughter.

Article posted on 22.11.2006

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