DeMarco, Palamino to Attend Boxing Festivities

Boxing Hall of Fame News

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced 1950s welterweight champion Tony DeMarco and Hall of Fame welterweight champion Carlos Palomino will return to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set fo rJune 6 to 9.

“During the 1950s, […]

Boxing Hall of Fame Seeks Volunteers

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame is busy planning the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, scheduled for June 6 to 9, and is actively seeking additional volunteers for the many events.

“We have hundreds of volunteers who help each year in making the Weekend a success,” said Hall […]

‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Returns to Canastota

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) Former undisputed middleweight champion and 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee Marvelous Marvin Hagler will attend festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend scheduled for June 6 to 9.

“Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a legend and a fan favorite,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. […]

McCullough to Make First Visit to Canastota

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced former bantamweight champion Wayne “Pocket Rocket” McCullough will make his first visit to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“McCullough was an aggressive, crowd-pleasing fighter,” said Hall of Fame director […]

‘The Dutch Destroyer’ Plans BHOF Visit

Boxer/Actress Appeared In Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced female boxing star Lucia Rijker will be in Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

Rijker will be making her first trip to […]

Mexico’s Cuevas Plans to attend Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Pipino Cuevas will make the trip from his home in Mexico to Canastota for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“Pipino Cuevas generated so much excitement for boxing fans […]

‘The Knockout’ Mia St. John to Attend BHOF Weekend

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced “The Knockout” Mia St. John will make her first trip to Canastota for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Mia St. John to Canastota for the first time,” said […]

Cooney to Participate in BHOF Golf Tourney

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced popular 1980s heavyweight Gerry Cooney will be among the many boxing stars participating in the Golf Tournament of Champions scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at Casolwood Golf Course in Canastota.

The tournament is part of festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of […]

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Basilio

Carmen Basilio, right, and Dickie DiVeronica are pictured together during the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend in June 2007. (Photo by Margo Frink)

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) A memorial mass was held at St. Agatha’s Church Feb. 9 to say goodbye to Canastota’s world boxing champion Carmen Basilio. Despite frigid temperatures in […]

Julian ‘The Hawk’ Jackson to Attend BHOF Weekend

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced two-division world champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson will make his first trip to Canastota for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“Julian Jackson was one of boxing’s most dynamic punchers,” said Hall of Fame director […]

Memorial Mass Planned for Carmen Basilio

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2013) A memorial mass for Canastota’s welterweight and middleweight boxing champion Carmen Basilio will be held at St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Rev. Kevin P. Maloney will officiate the memorial mass.

Born in Canastota on April 2, 1927, Basilio passed away on Nov. 7, […]

BHOF Announces Induction Class of 2013

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Dec. 10 the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall.

Modern category inductees include two-division champion Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (posthumous), five-time world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill, two-time light flyweight champion Myung-Woo Yuh, “Let’s Get It On” referee Mills Lane, […]