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Ring history: Events that shaped Madison Square Garden's ring

If the recently retired ring at Madison Square Garden could talk, it would have some amazing stories to tell. Kieran Mulvaney revisits some of the events that helped shape the ring's history.

Originally Published: October 2, 2007
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

The Madison Square Garden ring was host to literally thousands of fights during its 82 years, and more championship bouts than any ring in history. Many of the greatest fighters of the past eight decades exchanged punches and shed blood inside its ropes. With almost too many memories and historic bouts to list, any selection of some of the greatest episodes in the ring's history is bound to omit some remarkable contests. With that in mind, here's one attempt at a representative sample of notable ...

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