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International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a small museum, but packed with memorabilia and pictures of all the greats. If boxing is even of a little interest you will enjoy this museum 
  • We were a bit disappointed. Not exactly what we expected. We were given a 2 minute guide, then on our own. More amateur memorabilia than the actual boxers. We paid $25.00 for admission. Then was led t...  read more »
  • Our family had rented a beach house close by in Sylvan Beach and for a fun side trip my son a I took a quick stop at the Boxing Hall of Fame. You can see the buildings from the New York State Through ...  read more »
  • Nice place clean. But the museum is too small and expensive. I liked the gift store
  • Very cool experience
  • Great history
  • Hey, did someone miss something? Jimmy Lennon, jr. was just inducted in your Hall of Fame, He's great but where do you suppose his got his genes, talent, and mentoring? Maybe Jimmy Lennon Sr? How sad for THE GREATEST BOXING ANNOUNCER EVER!! My dad used took me to the Olympic when I was a very little girl and it was intimidating but fun and Jimmy Lennon was so unique and had a command presence. There's lots of colorful announcers now but Jimmy Sr.was the original. Respectfully, Caryn E. Powell
  • Great place especially during induction weekend.
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