International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota

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 »
  • Boxing fans will find a plethora of memorabilia from the actual Madison Square Garden ring, to championship belts, robes, hand wraps, and photos galore. Be sure to come for the annual induction of Hall of Fame boxers (June).
  • I came for the 2017 Hall of Fame induction weekend. It was great, especially because my brother in law Steve Farhood was an inductee.
  • A great place ! More than I ever imagined. For the over 40 and above , it's a thrill.
  • It was pretty cool seeing the original boxing ring from Madison square garden. The place was kind of small. The staff was very nice though.
  • This place was fantastic!! They even have the original ring from Madison Square Garden!! A must go!!

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