These "Magnificent Seven" fighters fought often enough, well enough and made enough of an impact to top a list of the best ever to have made Atlantic City at least their occasional pugilistic home.
1. Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs). Eight of the ascending phenom's bouts were at various AC sites in 1985 and '86 as he morphed into boxing's must-see attraction. He fought 13 bouts in AC, all or part of only 36 rounds, the most notable of which was his 91-second destruction of Michael Spinks on June 27, 1988.
2. Arturo Gatti (40-9, 31 KOs). The Italian-born, Montreal-reared Gatti relocated to New Jersey early in his professional career and soon became as much of an Atlantic City staple as saltwater taffy. All told, 30 of his bouts were at Jersey venues, 23 in Atlantic City.
3. Bobby Czyz (44-8, 28 KOs). Czyz, who won world titles as a light-heavyweight and cruiserweight, was a Jersey native, from Wanaque, and 39 of his 52 career bouts were in the state. His most frequently visited venue, though, was AC, where he was always adoringly treated as the native son he was during his 19 bouts there.
4. Matthew Saad Muhammad (39-16-3, 29 KOs). The South Philly native was even more of an electrifying action fighter than Gatti, if that's possible. Although he only rumbled in Atlantic City eight times, the long-reigning WBC light-heavyweight champion thrilled his fans by generally giving better than he got in memorable, back-and-forth wars with John Conteh (twice), Yaqui Lopez, Vonzell Johnson, Murray Sutherland, Jerry Martin and Dwight Muhammad Qawi.
5. Frank "The Animal" Fletcher (18-6-1, 12 KOs). The onetime middleweight contender from Southwest Philadelphia lived up to his nickname with a brawling, bruising style that always kept fans on the edge of their seats. He fought 14 times in AC.
6. Evander Holyfield (42-10-2, 27 KOs). Although he fought there a well-spaced 11 times, Holyfield, a four-time former heavyweight champion, never was as identified with Atlantic City as some of the other fighters on this list. But Commander Vander's imposing stature merits a nod, especially when you consider that his periodic visits included the cruiserweight championship rematch with Dwight Muhammad Qawi and, most significant, his heavyweight title defense against George Foreman.
7. Jeff Chandler (33-2-2, 18 KOs). "Joltin' Jeff, the former WBA bantamweight champion from South Philly, was as popular as any fighter in the lower weight classes ever to glove up in Atlantic City.
Honorable mention: Bernard Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs), 17 appearances; Buster Drayton (40-15-1, 28 KOs), 22 appearances; Micky Ward (38-13, 27 KOs), 22 appearances; Dwight Muhammad Qawi (41-11-1, 25 KOs), 23 appearances; Mike Rossman (44-7-3, 27 KOs), 12 appearances; Bruce Seldon (40-8, 36 KOs), 21 appearances; Dave Tiberi (22-3-3, 7 KOs), 15 appearances; Meldrick Taylor (38-8-1, 20 KOs), 10 appearances; Ivan Robinson (32-12-2, 12 KOs), eight appearances; Kenny "Bang Bang" Bogner (25-2-1, 16 KOs), 15 appearances and Terrance Alli (52-15-2, 21 KOs ), 31 appearances.