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Big-time boxing returns to The Forum

Years after coming of age in the hallowed arena, Marquez returns to face Alvarado

Originally Published: May 15, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Long before Staples Center and StubHub Center became the go-to arenas for big-time boxing in Southern California, there was The "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, which opened in 1967 and hosted numerous significant fights in addition to regular club shows put on by Forum Boxing, the now-defunct promotional company owned by the late Dr. Jerry Buss.

Top Rank's Bob Arum promoted many fights there, including the second battle between heavyweight greats Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in 1973.

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