Monday, December 14, 2009

Tampa Sports History, 12/11/69

This week 40 years ago, the Tampa Boxing Commission voted unanimously to license a fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. News of a potential fight at Tampa Stadium involving Ali sent shock waves throughout the community and triggered a debate on whether to allow the controversial fighter the chance to resume his career in Tampa.

To read more, check out the Tampa Sports History blog, or the December 11 print edition of La Gaceta newspaper.

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