Thursday, November 08, 2012

Carmen Basilio, R. I. P. Carmen Basilio, the welterweight and middleweight boxing champion of the 1950s who fought two brutal bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, winning his middleweight title and then losing it to him, died on Wednesday in Rochester. Basilio, who lived in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, was 85.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

I haven't heard that name in ages.