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an eyewitness memory of marciano v carmen vingo

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this is a video from an old friend of mine who lives in new york and is a big boxing fan, he has posted a series of videos on youtube recalling memories of fights he was at...he would have been a regular at madison sqaure garden fights
i am trying to get him to join up here because i think some of his memories would be appreciated by some of you....for me it is priceless listening to someone who was actually reading some of JG's or burts posts.

anyway...he was there the night of the almost tragic fight between marciano and carmine vingo and this is a memory he posted on youtube from it...thought i'd throw it out here..

vingo was seriously hurt in that fight and spend a long time in a come....after the fight rocky went straight to the nearest church and prayed

carmen vingo after marciano

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Hy dougie, yes I know where the New Yorker Hotel is. I used to go to school across the street where the New Madison Suare Garden is now...The old MSG where I saw the Marciano/Vingo bout and the Ali/Frazier FOTC bout was located on 8th Ave and 49st...What great memory's i recall from the "golden" age of the 1940s...Oh yes...
Brings a smile, BB. Also remember the 'ol Garden. Like moths to a flame; everybody that was anybody was drawn there Friday nights. GREAT MEMORIES!
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