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FROM THE ARCHIVE: So long, Champ

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SO LONG CHAMP: Carmen Basilio, a dynamic punching machine who won world titles in two weight divisions, died at 85 today in Rochester, N.Y. Basilio is best known for defeating the great Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight championship in 1957 (pictured here). How exciting was Basilio? He was in a remarkable five consecutive RING fights of the year, between 1955 and 1959. We’ve lost another monumental figure in boxing.

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