Old-time boxing excitement returns to Madison Square Garden for one night when Roy Jones Jr. seeks to cement his legacy (56 fights, 52 victories, 38 by KO) against unbeaten Welshman Joe Calzaghe (45–0). This might be the last fight for both, and Ring Magazine’s light-heavyweight crown is at stake. You can still get tickets on StubHub for under $300 (and possibly outside the Garden)—and if you like boxing, it ought to be worth it. The ghosts of Damon Runyon and A.J. Liebling are guaranteed to show. If you see a guy in a pearl-gray fedora chewing an unlit cigar, it’s our greatest living boxing writer, Bert Randolph Sugar, who invites you to chat up the careers of Sugar Ray Robinson and Willie Pepp.
Sat., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2008