Dogfight for the Title


Two prizefighters important to the home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame are Dickie DiVeronica, a resident of Canastota, and the former welterweight champion of the world, Billy Backus. Billy is the nephew of the Hall’s godfather and guiding spirit, Carmen Basilio. Although neither are in the Hall, both are woven inseparably into its fabric.


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