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International Boxing Hall of Fame

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In 1982, residents of Canastota decided to honor former welterweight and middleweight champion of the late-1950s, Carmen Basilio, and his nephew, Billy Backus, who won the world welterweight title in 1970. From this came boxing's first hall of fame and museum, completed in 1989. Exhibits inlcude the great and not so great, from such items and memorabilia as robes, gloves, and ticket stubs. Videotape dramatizes the best and worst moments in boxing history.

Location: 1 Hall of Fame Dr, Canastota New York 13032 Telephone 315-697-7095

Other History nearby:
(Canastota) Canastota Canal Town Museum
(Auburn) Cayuga Museum
(Herkimer) Herkimer County Historical Society
(Canastota) International Boxing Hall of Fame
(Canastota) International Boxing Hall of Fame
(Cooperstown) National Baseball Hall of Fame

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