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Boxing Returns to Yankee Stadium

Photos by Tom Briglia/Top Rank

On Saturday night, boxing returned to the famed Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, for the first time since 1976 when Muhammad Ali defeated Ken Norton by a 15-round decision at the original Yankee Stadium. The former home of the Yankees hosted 46 nights of boxing matches, including 30 championship bouts, over its 86-year history. Miguel Cotto’s win over Yuri Foreman was the first event in the new Yankee Stadium located right next to the site of its predecessor.

Main Events at Yankee Stadium 1923-2010

May 12, 1923 Jess Willard TKO Floyd Johnson
July 23, 1923 Benny Leonard DEC Lew Tendler
June 25, 1924 Harry Greb DEC Ted Moore
May 30, 1925 Paul Berlenbach DEC Mike McTigue
Sept. 11, 1925 Paul Berlenbach TKO Jimmy Slattery
Sept. 21, 1925 Mickey Walker DEC Dave Shade
June 10, 1926 Paul Berlenbach DEC Young Stribling
May 20, 1927 Jack Sharkey KO Jimmy Maloney
July 21, 1927 Jack Dempsey KO Jack Sharkey
August 11, 1927 Jack Delaney DQ Paolino Uzcudun
July 26, 1928 Gene Tunney TKO Tom Heeney
June 27, 1929 .. Max Schmeling DEC Paolino Uzcudun
July 18, 1929 Tommy Loughran DEC James Braddock
Sept. 25, 1929 Jack Sharkey KO Tommy Loughran
June 12, 1930 Max Schmeling DQ Jack Sharkey
July 17, 1930 Al Singer KO Sammy Mandell
Sept. 11, 1930 Jimmy McLarnin KO Al Singer
June 8, 1933 Max Baer KO Max Schmeling
June 25, 1935 Joe Louis TKO Primo Carnera
Sept. 24, 1935 Joe Louis KO Max Baer
June 19, 1936 Max Schmeling KO Joe Louis
August 18, 1936 Joe Louis KO Jack Sharkey
August 30, 1937 Joe Louis DEC Tommy Farr
June 22, 1938 Joe Louis KO Max Schmeling
June 1, 1939 Lou Nova TKO Max Baer
June 23, 1939 Joe Louis TKO Tony Galento
August 22, 1939 Lou Ambers DEC Henry Armstrong
June 20, 1940 Joe Louis TKO Arturo Godoy
June 19, 1946 .. Joe Louis KO Billy Conn
Sept. 18, 1946 Joe Louis KO Tami Mauriello
Sept. 27, 1946 Tony Zale KO Rocky Graziano
June 25, 1948 Joe Louis KO Jersey Joe Walcott
Sept. 23, 1948 Ike Williams KO Jesse Flores
August 10, 1949 Ezzard Charles TKO Gus Lesnevich
August 24, 1949 Ray Robinson TKO Steve Belloise
Sept. 8, 1950 Sandy Saddler TKO Willie Pep
Sept. 27, 1950 Ezzard Charles DEC Joe Louis
June 27, 1951 Bob Murphy TKO Jake LaMotta
June 25, 1952 Joey Maxim TKO Ray Robinson
July 28, 1952 Rocky Marciano KO Harry Matthews
June 17, 1954 .. Rocky Marciano DEC Ezzard Charles
Sept. 17, 1954 Rocky Marciano KO Ezzard Charles
Sept. 21, 1955. Rocky Marciano KO Archie Moore
Sept. 23, 1957. Carmen Basilio DEC Ray Robinson
June 26, 1959 Ingemar Johansson TKO Floyd Patterson
Sept. 28, 1976 Muhammad Ali DEC Ken Norton
June 5, 2010 Miguel Cotto KO Yuri Foreman

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