Tag Archive: Madison Square Garden

Dec 07

Everything in its right place

21,000 people sold out Madison Square Garden on Saturday to watch Miguel Cotto give Antonio Margarito his comeuppance, and there would be no other acceptable outcome. A Margarito victory would have been catastrophic, as would have a run-of-the-mill boxing debacle akin to Bernard Hopkins’ aborted match against Chad Dawson a few weeks back. As such, …

Continue reading »

Jan 30

LeBron and the Knicks: Everything in its right place

  As I sat in the MCI Center and watched LeBron James in the 2003 Jordan Capital Classic, his final game as a high schooler, I fantasized that the next time I’d watch him play live would be at Madison Square Garden. And he’d be wearing Knicks blue and orange. The Knicks, of course, did …

Continue reading »

Mar 19

The mouth that soars: Ever-loquacious Malignaggi living his dream

When you see Paulie Malignaggi heading towards a microphone, you don’t know whether to prepare to laugh or to cringe. In reality, usually it turns out to be a little of both. “When he goes off,” his promoter, Lou DiBella, told me with a shrug, “I mean, I sometimes… like, I tremor! He goes off …

Continue reading »