Big-time boxing returns to Atlantic City at Borgata, and fans love every second of it Patrick Mulranen, The Press of Atlantic City · January 23, 2022 at 1:05 pm Christina Pope remembers coming here in the late 1980s and early ’90s to watch boxing legends such as Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Evander Holyfield. Thrilling, intense brawls were plentiful, and world titles were won and lost at (now Jim Whelan) Boardwalk Hall and the casino showrooms. Boxing was a major deal in Atlantic City — and it still is as the sport’s roots here run deep, reflected by the existence of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. However, boxing is not as high profile anywhere as it was decades ago. For the first time in two years, a world championship boxing fight was held in the resort Saturday night at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa.