Madison Square Garden Network
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
MSG will premiere the new original documentary “Mecca of Boxing” on Sunday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. The one-hour special will look back at the countless heavyweight championships, world title bouts and epic boxing matches held at the Garden since the late 1800s.
From John L. Sullivan winning the first heavyweight championship, to Marciano vs. Louis in 1951, to what many refer to as the ‘fight of the century’ Ali vs. Frazier in 1971, the Garden has been an integral part of the legacy of professional boxing in the United States. This documentary will take viewers through the unbelievable history of boxing matches at Madison Square Garden, considered the ‘Mecca of Boxing.’
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
New York, NY – MSG, a world class sports and entertainment network, has acquired the television rights to air the highly anticipated cruiserweight world championship rematch fight between World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell and former unified world cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck. The fight will be telecast live on MSG from Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, France, on Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 pm ET. The fight will be re-telecast on MSG later that evening at 12:30 am, on March 19 at 8:00 pm and additional airings will begin in April. Legendary international boxing commentator Bob Sheridan will call the action. (MSG will also provide the fight to Fox Sports Net for distribution to its regional services in other parts of the country.)