The Garden's Defining Moments

There's a reason why it's been called "The Word's Most Famous Arena." This series takes you inside some of the best moments to occupy the historic venue.

The Fight Of The Century: Ali vs. Frazier

  In one of the most anticipated sports events of all-time, an undefeated Muhammad Ali (31-0) squared off against an unbeaten and reigning champion Joe Frazier (26-0) at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, marking the first time two undefeated boxers fought each other for the heavyweight title. Known as “The Fight of the […]


In 1985 Madison Square Garden hosted the first-ever Wrestlemania at ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ to a sellout crowd. Take a look back at some of the key members of the historic event and see what they’re up to now.

Show Clips: Madison Square Garden Opens

Check out some exclusive clips from The Garden’s Defining Moments – Madison Square Garden Opens: THE PLACE FOR CONCERTS & BOXING Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and others talk about why Madison Square Garden is a special place. HOOPS & HOCKEY AT THE MECCA Patrick Ewing, Mark Messier, Jim Boeheim and […]


Was there even electricity back in 1879? Take a look at some comparisons from when the original Madison Square Garden opened in 1879 to today. Be sure to catch an all-new episode of The Garden’s Defining Moments  focusing on the opening of the original Madison Square Garden Thursday on MSG at 11:30 PM. -PRESIDENT- > Rutherford […]

Show Clips: Marciano Defeats Louis

Check out some exclusive clips from The Garden’s Defining Moments – Marciano Defeats Louis: Watch: The Greatness of Joe Louis Coming from humble beginnings, Joe Louis rose to become the first African-American heavyweight champion since Jack Johnson and a true American hero. Watch: Rising to the Top Though Rocky Marciano’s amateur record was not impressive, […]

Show Clips: 12-12-12

Check out some exclusive clips from The Garden’s Defining Moments – 12/12/12: Watch: The Garden Responds After the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein organized a mega concert at The Garden. Watch: Thanking Our Heroes Police officers and fire fighters who risked their lives during Hurricane Sandy were honored […]