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April 24, 1953

April 24, 1953 A record box-office smash was scheduled for Boston Garden as lightweight champion Jimmy Carter (no relation to the then US Navy lieutenant junior grade and future president) put his title on the line against Tommy Collins. Boston Boxing promoter Sam Silverman predicted a sellout of 13,909, taking in $180,000. Most of the 13,909 on hand were screaming for the fight to be stopped as Carter pummeled Collins, who hit the deck six times in the third round alone. Carter dropped him for the final time at two minutes, 28 seconds of the fourth round ...

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Jan. 25, 1958

Jan. 25, 1958 Tommy Heinsohn scored 27 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead the Celtics in a 125-104 win over the New York Knickerbockers at Boston Madison Square Garden. Forgive the urge to lob the original name of the Garden when it was built in 1927 by Tex Rickard, who owned the old New York Madison Square Garden. Before the game, Knicks coach Vince Boryla learned he had been fined $325 – then the second-largest fine in NBA history – for charging referee Lou Eisenstein in a game two weeks earlier. The Celtics’ win was ...

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