Madison Square Garden Boxing
The Garden once considered the mecca of boxing holds the most hallowed position in New York boxing history. With its seating capacity at approximately 20,000 being at Madison Square Garden for a fight is exciting from its sheer size to its historical boxing aura. Boxers consider it is an honor to be fighting at The Garden. A lot of great fighters and some of the greatest fights have been fought there, including Louis vs Walcott, Louis vs Marciano, Ali vs Frazier, Robinson vs Fullmer and Duran vs Buchanan to name a few. Legends were made at The Garden, ghosts of great fighters haunt the arena. A life size statue of Joe Gans, lightweight champion of the world from 1902-1908 is located in the Garden's Club Bar and Grill. A century later boxers still rub Gans's outstretched left fist for good luck before their fights.
| The Theater at Madison Square Garden,
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden Information
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Madison Square Garden Parking:
230 West 31st St between 7th & 8th Avenues
325 West 34th St between 8th & 9th Avenues
441 9th Ave
Madison Square Garden Boxing Seating Charts:
Madison Square Garden Fight History
- The Garden's largest crowd for a fight since the 1999 Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield fight: 20,658, Miguel Angel Cotto vs Zab Judah, June 9, 2007.
- First time in six years that The Garden opens the entire mezzanine for a fight: Miguel Angel Cotto vs Zab Judah, June 9, 2007.
- Second largest live gate gross in Madison Square Garden boxing history: 19,075, Felix Trinidad vs Bernard Hopkins, September 29, 2001.
- Highest grossing event in Madison Square Garden and New York state history: $11,425,494, Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield, March 13, 1999.
- Fastest sellout for a boxing event in Madison Square Garden history: Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield, April 13, 1999.
- The old Madison Square Garden boxing ring, retired September 19, 2007, made its debut on December 1, 1925. Inside the ropes it measured 18 feet, 6 inches on each side. The ring's metal and iron framework, weighed more than a ton and was comprised of 132 interlocking pieces including brass corner posts and buckles.