Feb. 23, 1964

In ancient times – when TV channels were few and received by funny looking antennas nailed to your roof – championship boxing matches were unavailable for home viewing. You either attended the bout or watched it on closed circuit televisions in venues of various sizes.

Two days before the scheduled heavyweight championship match between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston, there were several halls vying for fight fans’ business.

The biggest in these parts was the Boston Garden, which had 11,000 seats available for $3, $4 and $5. In addition to Clay vs. Liston, the Garden would warm up the crowd with “Sport-o-Rama – 90 minutes of the best in sports!”