Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:03 PM on Monday 15 September

/ Front page / Sport

Boxing Hall of Fame Carmen Basilio dies

Ap
Friday, November 09, 2012

ROCHESTER, New York - Carmen Basilio, a genial onion farmer's son with a malevolent left hook who wrested the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957, has died aged 85.

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

Basilio lived in Rochester and was among the first class of Hall of Fame inductees in 1990, a group that included Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Jake LaMotta.

His career ended in 1961 with a 56-16-7 record that included 27 knockouts. Basilio's family said he'd been in failing health since heart-bypass surgery in 1992.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Girl, 12, murdered
  2. Searching for answers
  3. Shocked and disgusted
  4. Lawman saves widow
  5. Will of Fijian voters
  6. 'Next stop Rio'
  7. Ballot rush
  8. Eating the right meal
  9. All Blacks hold out stubborn Springboks
  10. Fijians safe from Ebola virus, says Health Ministry

Top Stories this Week

  1. Girl, 12, found dead Tuesday (09 Sep)
  2. Two charged for assault Tuesday (09 Sep)
  3. Worst still to come Wednesday (10 Sep)
  4. Police hunt for clues Wednesday (10 Sep)
  5. Be warned Thursday (11 Sep)
  6. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  7. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  8. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)
  9. One for dad Tuesday (09 Sep)
  10. No talk yet Wednesday (10 Sep)