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Old 02-20-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Where was this arena?

Was looking over Sonny Liston's record on Boxrec and it turns out that he fought 3 times in a row in Detroit, including receiving his first loss there.

Being from Michigan, I love the MI boxing history, and googled the location of the place where all 3 fights happened: The Motor City Arena.

I found NOTHING on it. Can anyone tell me where it was?
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Any of my Detroit area people able to help out here?
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Maybe Joe Louis arena.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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Any of my Detroit area people able to help out here?
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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Maybe Joe Louis arena.
It was built years after Liston's death.

Maybe it was the Olympia.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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Never heard of it. It was probably the old Olympia.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:54 PM   #7
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Never heard of it. It was probably the old Olympia.
I thought about that too.

Could be the case.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:40 AM   #8
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It was built years after Liston's death.

Maybe it was the Olympia.
Olympia Stadium, better known as the Detroit Olympia and[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "The Old Red Barn", stood at 5920 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] from[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] until [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. It seated close to 15,000.

Olympia was also a major venue for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] through the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], featuring such prominent fights as [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s defeat of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], as well as the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

The International Boxing Club was mob controlled as we all know.
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Olympia Stadium, better known as the Detroit Olympia and[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "The Old Red Barn", stood at 5920 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] from[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] until [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. It seated close to 15,000.

Olympia was also a major venue for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] through the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], featuring such prominent fights as [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s defeat of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], as well as the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

The International Boxing Club was mob controlled as we all know.
Is this the same as the Motor City Arena?
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