Death of Carmen Basilio

April 2, 1927 - November 6, 2012
Rochester, New York | Age 85

Boxing Hall of Famer dies at age 85
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BEN DOBBIN, The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, New York (AP) — Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 and lost an equally epic, razor-edge rematch six months later, died on Wednesday at age 85.

Edward Brophy, executive director of the Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate New York, said Basilio died at a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.

Basilio was among the first class of...

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