This Day in Boxing

Riddick Bowe DQ vs Andrew Golota This Day July 11, 1996

 

RING RIOT after Riddick Bowe DQ vs Andrew Golota This Day July 11, 1996

 

 

  • Riddick Bowe 252 lbs
  • Andrew Golota 243 lbs
  • DQ in round 7 of 12
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Wayne Kelly
  • Judge: Steve Weisfeld 65-67
  • Judge: Luis Rivera 65-67
  • Judge: George Colon 66-67

 

 

Notes

The fight aired on HBO World Championship Boxing.

The riot that ensued at Madison Square Garden after the fight resulted in 22 injuries and 16 arrests.

Rock Newman, Bowe’s manager and promoter, was suspended for a year and fined $250,000 by the New York State Athletic Commission.

The riot was named the 1996 Event of the Year by The Ring Magazine.

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