By Jake Donovan - Boxing great Carmen Basilio, a former two-time world champion, passed away early Wednesday morning at the age of 85. Basilio died at approximately 3:00AM in Rochester Memorial Hospital, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
A true people’s champion in upstate New York, Basilio won world championships at welterweight and middleweight. His welterweight title winning effort over Tony DeMarco in June ’55 made Basilio the first ever world champion for trainer Angelo Dundee, who passed away earlier this year. [Click Here To Read More