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REMEMBERING HAL “TNT” CARROLL
CANASTOTA, NY - The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the boxing community in mourning the loss of Syracuse’s world light heavyweight title challenger Hal “TNT” Carroll, who passed away on April 25th at age 78 from complications of a stroke.
“During his career, Hal Carroll fought all over the world and displayed heart, determination and skills to compete with the best in his division and represented Syracuse so well wherever his travels took him,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We were saddened to learn the news of his passing and we offer our condolences to his family.”
Carroll boxed professionally for 14 years (1964 -1978) and compiled a 31-10-1 (10 KOs) record that includes wins over Henry Hank, Rudi Lubbers and a draw with Mike Quarry in Madison Square Garden. He rose to the top of the light heavyweight ranks to earn a shot at legendary Hall of Famer Bob Foster in 1971 (KO by 4) in Scranton, PA.
“’TNT’ Carroll added to the rich boxing history in Central New York,” said Brophy. “It was always a pleasure to see him at boxing functions throughout the years and recall his career.”
Hal “TNT” Carroll poses with one of his fight posters
during a visit to the Hall of Fame
Hal “TNT” Carroll points to Bob Foster’s plaque
on the Hall of Fame Wall.