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Thursday, November 12, 2015

World championship belts stolen in Boxing Hall of Fame burglary

Six championship belts have been stolen from the International Boxing Hall of Fame in central New York.

At least one suspect entered the museum at 2.45am on Thursday morning and broke three display cases containing the title belts, Canastota chief of police James Zophy told the Guardian.

Four of the belts had belonged to Carmen Basilio, a native of the tiny New York hamlet who captured world titles at welterweight and middleweight during the 1950s, including a famous 1957 win over Sugar Ray Robinson that earned him Ring magazine Fighter of the Year honors.



Anonymous said...

Carmen had a successful Italian Sausage business after he retired.. use to see his trucks all over Syracuse

Anonymous said...

I hope this place had good cameras and they got good pictures of the thief/thieves.

Anonymous said...

I never steal anything that is highly recognizeable.It's almost impossible to sell artwork or memorabilia without getting caught.This stuff would stand out like a turd in a punchbowl.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is safe anymore.