Is Atlantic City Still a Boxing Town?
With the big heavyweight boxing fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury happening this weekend in Las Vegas, we previewed the fight with ESPN's boxing analyst and trainer Teddy Atlas.
Atlas broke down the fight from a number of vantage points, but we also asked him his thoughts on Atlantic City and its future as a boxing town. AC hasn't hosted a major fight on the boardwalk since light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalav beat Bernard Hopkins via 12-round, unanimous decision on Nov. 8, 2015.
The last heavyweight bout was June 2, 2007, when Sultan Ibragimov upset World Boxing Organization champ Shannon Briggs with a 12-round, unanimous decision.
So should Atlantic City even be considered a boxing town anymore, or is its days as a boxing town over?
"It could be," Atlas admitted on The Sports Bash. "Right now, obviously no, its been gone for awhile."