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Monument honors former site of Sunnyside Garden Arena
Monument honors former site of Sunnyside Garden Arena
Sports Billy Rennison 10/10/2012 at 11:07AM

Where once stood a beacon of the sweet science a mecca of fast food sits in its stead. Boxing fans, officials and legends gathered outside a Wendy’s along Queens Boulevard to dedicate a monument at the former site of the Sunnyside Garden Arena. Originally built as a tennis club in the 1920s, the arena was [...]

New York boxing legends honored at Hall of Fame induction
New York boxing legends honored at Hall of Fame induction
Sports Billy Rennison 4/03/2012 at 5:28PM

Long after these boxers threw their last punch, the judge’s scorecard awarded the legends one last belt. The rich history of New York boxing was finally honored with the induction of the inaugural class of pugilists into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). “Boxing in New York will not be forgotten,” said [...]