International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota

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A boxing hotbed for over 100 years, Canastota, New York has a storied boxing history that includes bare-knuckle boxers (1800s), high school boxing teams (1920s - 50s) and two welterweight champions, Carmen Basilio (1955-56, 1956-57) and Billy Backus (1970-71). Basilio also held the middleweight championship (1957-58). The Hall offers exciting exhibits (fist castings, robes, shoes, championship belts, statues, Hall of Fame Wall, and audio/visual stations).

The Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend held the 2nd weekend of June is a four-day festival with events held both on-site and at other locations near the Hall of Fame. Thousands of boxing fans from around the world congregate to mingle with over 40 boxing legends and participate in over twenty events including a golf tournament, banquet, and parade. The highlight is the Official Induction Ceremony welcoming the newest members into the Hall of Fame.
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  • 2 buildings....1 great time...the museum has alot of how the hall of fame came to be...lots of memorabilia from past and present boxers...other building next door has the gift shop with lots of signed...  more »
  • We tried to hit as many Halls of Fame on our trip. This was a quick stop on our way through New York. It is a mile off the highway and easy to get to. The museum is small. The gift shop has the ring f...  more »
  • This place was amazing!! It is not the biggest building but the amount of boxing history here is incredible!! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of boxing!! This is a must...  more »
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  • Wonderful hall of fame with all the inductees from the pioneers, to the old-timers, moderns, and other participants. Videos of old fights displayed and documentaries about Rocky Marciano to Mohammad Ali. Also they have boxers formal gloves and coats to be seen which is great. They also have on display the old boxing ring from madison square garden along with gloves with autographs from the boxers for sale, magazines, trading cards, pictures, and clothes too.
  • Awesome place for any fans of the Sweet science. Tons and tons of history and memorabilia. Certainly worth the price of admission
  • To be honest I stopped here to feed my baby in the car because the parking seemed welcoming and it was on my side of the road for an easy trip continuation. It's a nice nigh parking lot though! And I greatly appreciated it. In my 28 years I've never actually been there, sorry, but i know many people who have gone and said it's a neat experience. Do it up!
  • Very interesting place to visit for all age groups. Our tour group was met and greeted as soon as we arrived. The museum and grounds are well maintained. The Boxing Ring from Madison Square Garden used between 1920 and 1980 is displayed. The staff is comprised of volunteers who are eager to answer questions. Do not pass up visiting this place. You will be pleasantly surprised.
  • This is a fun experience for boxing fans of any age. My 10 year old son loved the hand casts. Lots of great fighting history here.
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