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Carmen Basilio’s top 5 fights

Best Fights of Carmen Basilio Monday was marked by the funeral of Carmen Basilio, the famed welterweight and middleweight warrior of the 1950s who defined "will to win" for many boxing fans of that generation. Fight fans loved Basilio for his crowd-pleasing style, and for those who have watched the old footage and seen the man fight, it's no wonder why. Basilio...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Funeral for former champ Basilio

Several hundred people packed a church Monday to say final goodbyes to Carmen Basilio, who won the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 before losing a rematch six months later. Basilio died Wednesday at a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 85. The Hall of Fame boxer was described as a gentle and kind man at his funeral...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Final goodbyes for former boxing champ Basilio

Several hundred people packed a church to say final goodbyes to Carmen Basilio, who won the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 before losing a rematch six months later. Basilio died Wednesday at a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 85. The Hall of Fame boxer was described as a gentle and kind man at his funeral Monday...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxing Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio dies at age 85

Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died on Wednesday at age 85. Edward Brophy, executive director of the Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate New York, said Basilio died at a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Boxing leged Basilio dies at 85

Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son with a malevolent left hook who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957, has died. He was 85. Edward Brophy, executive director of the Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate New York, says Basilio died early Wednesday morning in a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. Basilio lived...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Inaugural NY State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1st

The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Legendary "Sugar" Ray Robinson, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, leads a star-studded list of 12 boxers and eight non-participants to be formally inducted. Boxers joining...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies at 90

Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer who guided Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman to world titles, has died in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 90. Dundee's other champions included Carmen Basilio, Willie Pastrano, Jimmy Ellis, Luis Rodriguez, Ralph Dupas, José Nápoles, Sugar Ramos, Pinklon Thomas, Trevor Berbick, Wilfredo Gómez and Michael Nunn....Read Full Post
Via About.com
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector's Headlines

Sad news in the boxing world today was announced. Angelo Dundee (born Angelo Mirena; August 30, 1921 – February 1, 2012) passed away today at the age of 90. He trained many great champions such as Carmen Basilio, Jimmy Ellis, Jose Napoles, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, and the “Greatest,” Muhammad Ali. I remember him the most from his corner work for all the Ali fights...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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