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Remembering Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 22, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of middleweight contender Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who passed away on Sunday, April 20th in Toronto, Canada at age 76 after a battle with prostate cancer.

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

“We were saddened to learn the news of ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s passing and we offer our condolences to his family and friends,” said Hall director Edward Brophy.

Carter, a New Jersey native who posted a 27-12-1 (19 KOs) record that includes wins over George Benton and Emile Griffith, was one of the boxing stars in attendance when the Hall of Fame officially opened in June 1989.

For a photo gallery of Carter’s visits to “Boxing’s Hometown” please visit the Hall of Fame’s website by clicking HERE.