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Saratoga reveals legendary link of boxing, horse racing

Saratoga hosts a weekend filled with legendary and epic history as it reveals the link to boxing and horse racing. "Friday Night Fights" and the first Breeders' Cup Challenge will take place in one of the top 10 sports venues named by Sports Illustrated last century, writes Joe Tessitore.

Updated: July 24, 2007, 3:15 PM ET
By Joe Tessitore | Special to ESPN.com

"Friday Night Fights" is headed to The Spa. I apologize for the vision of Teddy Atlas sitting in a mud bath with cucumber eye patches. That's not the kind of spa I'm talking about. If you're from the Northeast Corridor, or play the ponies, you know The Spa is the nickname for Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It is among our country's original summer getaways.

At the end of the last century, Sports Illustrated named Saratoga one of the 10 greatest sporting venues in the world. This week, it ...

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