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With March Madness in full effect, basketball fans flocked to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY for the NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional Semi-finals and Finals on March 25-28th. Exciting teams including Kentucky, Cornell and West Virginia played in front of capacity crowds. While in Central New York, many of the fans who attended the games also visited the Hall of Fame. Among basketball fans who took a walk down “boxing’s memory lane” were Greg Kuehhas of Garden City South, NY and Bruce Herman of Malverne, NY.
VISITORS FROM ACROSS THE GLOVE VISIT
HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
Vahan, an exchange student from Aremia who is staying in Syracuse, NY with host Sam Tassone, recently toured the Hall of Fame with Raul and Rasiel Carmenate of Syracuse (originally from Cuba). All three enjoyed talking about the many exhibits on Cuban Hall of Famers such as Kid Gavilan and Sugar Ramos and current Armenian stars Arthur Abraham and Vic Darcinyan.
Vahan (right) and the Carmenate’s (left) point to the plaque of Hall of Famer Kid Gavilan
While in the United States for two weeks, Austrians Otmar and Christoph Felsberger made the Hall of Fame a must-see on their vacation. They stopped in Canastota during a trip from Boston to Buffalo and spent time enjoying the Hall. They particularly enjoyed the memorabilia from one of their favorite fighters - Sugar Ray Leonard.
Christoph (left) and Otmar (right) Felsberger pose by the boxing robe Sugar Ray Leonard wore
in his professional debut on February 5, 1977.
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