Last boxing match at Windsor Park was in the 1950s
THE last boxing match to take place at Windsor Park was in the 1950s, with the `gentleman's sport' retreating inside for the most part in the years since then.
However, Croke Park made exceptions to its Rule 42 on a number of occasions to host bouts.
Most notable of these was when Muhammed Ali fought Al `Blue' Lewis at the Dublin home of GAA in July 1972.
Ali won with a technical knockout in the 11th round.
In 1981, Barry McGuigan made his professional debut on the card when Joey Gibilisco defeated Charlie Nash in Dalymount Park, a Dublin soccer ground.
Four years later, the `Clones Cyclone' memorably won the WBA featherweight championship at London's Loftus Road, home to Queens Park Rangers.
Wembley Stadium has been a more recent venue for high-profile bouts.