- Aug 28, 2015
March 8th, 1971 wasn't just a fight. It was Black life.
On this day, March 8th, in 1971, Madison Square Garden played host to an event of great cultural importance to Black America, one which was the sum of so many moving parts that to try to decipher them all in one setting can almost be dizzying. However, those cogs in the machine would give rise to one of the greatest, and most important, bouts ever fought in boxing history and are as significant to the story as are the prized and revered fighters themselves.
This was known as Ali-Frazier I.