Madison Square Garden Bowl

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Queens, NY, USA

  • South side of Northern Boulevard at 45th Street, Long Island City, Queens
  • Also known as the “Long Island City Bowl"
  • Nick-named “The Graveyard of Champions" because no reigning champion ever successfully defended his title here
  • Capacity: 72,000
  • Opened in 1932, but by 1939 it was rarely used as a boxing venue
  • Site of four heavyweight title contests between 1932-35, including the June 21, 1932 Max Schmeling-Jack Sharkey bout