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Canastota Says Farewell To Carmen Basilio

CANASTOTA, NY - FEBRUARY 11, 2013 - Despite frigid temperatures in the mid-teens and fresh snow compliments of the nor’easter that blanketed the Northeast, the sun was shining brightly as hundreds braved the elements to say goodbye to Canastota’s world boxing champion Carmen Basilio at a memorial mass held at St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota on Saturday, February 9th. 1990 Hall of Fame Inductee [...]

R.I.P. Carmen Basilio

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of Canastota’s welterweight and middleweight boxing champion Carmen Basilio. He passed away this morning at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY at the age of 85. “Carmen put Canastota on the worldwide boxing map and gave the village’s residents a sense of pride that couldn’t be matched [...]