MSG to Air Mecca of Boxing on June 24
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.’
“Mecca of Boxing” is an MSG Original, which includes a line-up of documentaries offering viewers an inside look at some of the most memorable moments in New York and Madison Square Garden history. Titles include, “Spring of ’94,” “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans Remembered,” “The Concert for New York Remembered,” and “Diamond at the Rock: 75 Years at Radio City Music Hall.”
“Mecca of Boxing” is produced by Star Crossed Pictures.
MSG, one of two television networks under the MSG Media umbrella, along with FSN New York, is an industry leader in production and content development. Both networks telecast over 500 professional and collegiate sporting events a year along with a full slate of Emmy Award-winning programs. MSG is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; fuse, the music television network; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.