Blue Horizon is a 1,346 seat boxing venue, and many magazines have voted it as the best boxing venue in the world, like The Ring Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. It was originally constructed as three four story houses in 1865. It was later renovated and all three buildings were combined. Later, Jimmy Toppi purchases the building in 1961 for $85,000. He then renamed it after the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", from the film Monte Carlo. After doing more renovations, they started regular weekly boxing shows. A promoter Herman Taylor, hosted the first televised fights at blue horizon in 1963. In may 1966, there was a 10 round decision over Johnny Knight, and for 3 years, there were no more fights. In 1969 , promoter J.Rusell Peltz had his first fight. After the fight he started promoting weekly for Blue Horizon and it brought other great fighters to play at the ring like Matthew Saad Muhammed, Bernard Hopkins, Cyclone Hart, Tim Witherspoon, Willie Monroe, Boogaloo Watts, Sammy Goss, Jeff Chandler and Bennie Briscoe. Blue Horizon, Also was featured in the Rocky movies, for the fight scenes with Tommy Morrison. It was also featured in another filmed called Annapolis. The Blue Horizon closed due to tax problems, in 2010. By 2011, Blue Horizon, had been granted to help Mosaic Development Partners to build a 18 million dollar hotel and restaurant.In July 2013, they decided they would demolish the venue for a parking garage, and the plans were cancelled.
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You can go on the weekends, and knock on the left door, a man comes to the door, it may take a little while, for him to come to the door, he opens the door and you pay 20 dollars, and he takes you and you can take photographs for 30 minutes.