BOXING FANS EXCITED ABOUT
THE SWEET SCIENCE
CANASTOTA, NY - NOVEMBER 16, 2009 - Following Manny Pacquiao’s record-setting victory over Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on Saturday night (November 14th), fans visiting the International Boxing Hall of Fame Museum in Canastota have been enthusiastically sharing their excitement for boxing.
As fans toured the Hall in the days after Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao became the first man in history to win world titles in seven weight divisions (flyweight, junior featherweight, featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight), they were buzzing about “Pac Man’s” place in boxing history.
"When achievements like Manny Pacquiao’s occur in the sport, it generates fan interest and passion for the sweet science," said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy.
“It has been really fun listening to fans discuss where Pacquiao ranks with the all-time legends.”
A not-for-profit organization, the International Boxing Hall of Fame opened to the public in 1989 in Canastota, New York and is located at Exit 34 of the New York State Thruway. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hall of Fame Museum offers unique and exciting exhibits of memorabilia, including fist castings, robes, boxing shoes, championship belts, statues, the Hall of Fame Wall and audio/visual stations highlighting classic boxing matches. Also, the world-famous Madison Square Garden boxing ring, where Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought in the “Fight of the Century” on March 8, 1971, is on permanent display.
Admission is $9.50 for adults, $9.00 for senior citizens (age 65 and over), $6.50 for youth (ages 7-15) and ages 6 and younger are free.
For more information please call the International Boxing Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095.