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ezzthetic
08-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Which fighter fought the most at Madison Square Garden? Tony Canzoneri fought there 29 times. Can anyone give me a larger number? I'm not just talking main events (that record, I believe, belongs to Beau Jack).

Thanks.

Kyoodle
08-23-2010, 08:57 PM
I thought Griffith might have had that number beat, but Emile "only" fought at the Garden 28 times.

If we are counting ALL of the incarnations of "The Garden", a little more research needs to be done on the records from the original site.

I'll be back!

Kyoodle

hhascup
08-23-2010, 11:17 PM
29 Tony Canzoneri
28 Emile Griffith
27 Beau Jack

If you count the Felt Forum, Buddy McGirt fought their 25 times.

gregbeyer
08-30-2010, 01:45 PM
when ever something like this question comes up i go to the record of maxie rosenbloom. check out the total rounds he fought sometime. anyway, i think max fought at the garden about 20 times (my counting could be suspect) i thought it would be more but i didn't realize how much time he spent on the west coast.

maxie would be a great bet for setting the record for total bouts at each of the coastal meccas. the olympic in the west and the garden ...... maxie got around.

greg

hawk5ins
08-30-2010, 04:57 PM
Including the Felt Forum, Juan Laporte fought at the Garden 21 Times.

More than a 1/3rd of all of his Pro fights were at one version or another of the Garden.

Even more impressive, he was 20-1 in the Forum or the Garden.

Losing only to Julio Cesar Chavez, in a great, great bout, in which I feel still to this day, that the decision could have gone just as easily to Laporte.

Hawk

hhascup
01-18-2012, 10:13 PM
If your just counting the main building, MSG, here's the list:

29 - Tony Canzoneri
28 - Emile Griffith
27 - Beau Jack
25 - Sugar Ray Robinson
24 - Johnny Dundee
22 - Kid Gavilan
22 - Joey Carkido
20 - Gaspar Ortega
19 - Paddy Young
19 - Tippy Larkin
19 - Tami Mauriello
19 - Billy Graham
19 - Maxie Rosenbloom
19 - Frankie Narvaez
19 - Yale Okun
19 - Lew Feldman
18 - Tony Janiro
18 - Fritzie Zivic
18 - Sammy Dorfman
18 - Terry Young
17 - Jake LaMotta
17 - Henry Armstrong
17 - Dick Tiger
17 - Allie Stolz
17 - Joey Archer
17 - Pete Toro
17 - Joe Glick
16 - Rocky Graziano
16 - Joey Manfro
16 - Johnny Persol
16 - Willie Pep
16 - Ernie Durando
16 - Tommy Tucker
15 - Ike Williams
15 - Doug Jones
15 - Jim Braddock
15 - Petey Hayes
15 - Louis Kaplan
15 - Lou Ambers
15 - Al 'Bummy' Davis
15 - Al Singer
15 - Harold Richardson
15 - Midget Smith
15 - Al Guido
15 - Johnny Greco
15 - Tony Pellone
14 - Bobby Ruffin
14 - Jimmy McLarnin
14 - Billy Bello
14 - Steve Belloise
14 - Genaro Soto
14 - Ben Jeby
14 - Jack Delaney
14 - Al Tisi
14 - Paul Berlenbach
14 - Lulu Perez
14 - Solly Krieger
14 - Sandy Saddler
14 - Bobby Cassidy
14 - Rocky Castellani
14 - Harry Ebbets
13 - Charley Fusari
13 - Henry Winchman
13 - Yama Bahama
13 - Lou Valles
13 - Tommy Loughran
13 - Leonard Del Genio
13 - Jose Monon Gonzalez
13 - Freddie Addeo
13 - Bob Pastor
13 - Tony Anthony
13 - Eddie Jordan
13 - Bob Olin
13 - Johnny Risko
13 - Pedro Soto
13 - Angelo Soto
13 - Mike Belloise
13 - Itzy Wallach
13 - Ernie Vigh
12 - Mike Spataro
12 - Denny Moyer
12 - Steve Dudas
12 - Vince Dundee
12 - Vince Martinez
12 - Harold Green
12 - Gus Lesnevich
12 - Joe Louis
12 - Buddy Garcia
12 - Johnny Gorman
12 - Carlos Ortiz
12 - Bobby Morgan (NY)
12 - Sid Terris
12 - Bob Montgomery
12 - Roman Alvarez
12 - Joey Giardello
12 - Abe Goldstein
12 - Richard Crump
12 - Babe Herman
12 - Roland Kellem
12 - Angel Oquendo
12 - Joe Shugrue
12 - Charley Massera
12 - Tony Fortunato
12 - Paolo Rosi
12 - Gil Turner
12 - Paddy DeMarco
12 - Billy Petrolle