The Hall of Fame was thrilled to welcome relatives of inductees - Billy Conn (1990),
Lou Ambers (1992), Jack Delaney (1996), Bob Fitzsimmons (1990), Rocky Kansas (2010)
and Ray Arcel (1991) to "The Showplace of Boxing" recently.
“It’s always exciting to welcome family members of Hall of Famers to the Museum and show them their relative’s plaque on the Hall of Fame Wall,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “They are all very
proud of the accomplishments of their loved one.”
Below are a few snapshots of the Hall of Fame family members:
BUSY SUMMER IN "BOXING'S HOMETOWN"
The Hall of Fame has been bustling with activity this summer as boxing fans from
around the world have made Canastota a destination point.
Jeri Brown – Noto, daughter of famous trainer Freddie Brown, stopped by the Hall of Fame to enjoy the many exhibits. She also shared memorable stories from her father’s celebrated career.
Two groups of fans from Germany recently toured the Museum
Boxing referee and judge Steve Marshall from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia made the Hall a “must see” during his recent trip to the United States. Marshall and his wife spent two days in Canastota
and enjoyed the exhibits on the sports rich history. Among the fighters he has officiated include Danny Green, Shane Cameron, Kali Meehan, Shannon Taylor, Cassius Baloyi, Vic Darchinyan and Antonio Tarver.
Longtime boxing fan Robert Gavvin from Montreal, Canada drove to Canastota to tour the Hall for the first time. A fan since the 1970s, Gavvin enjoyed seeing memorabilia from many of his favorite fighters including Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Norton, Alexis Arguello, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. Gavvin is hoping to attend the 2011 Hall of Fame Weekend
Boxing fans Ileana, Hermelinda and Norberto Medina and Alex Torres from Mexico recently toured the Hall of Fame. They spent time viewing exhibits on such Hall of Famers from Mexico as
Pipino Cuevas, Ricardo "Finito" Lopez, Chiquita Gonzalez and Daniel Zaragoza.
Rudy Greco, who worked as an attorney for Hall of Fame boxers Wilfred Benitez (1996) and
Barry McGuigan (2005) stopped by the Hall and enjoyed seeing their plaques on the Hall of Fame Wall. Greco was also in the corner for three of Benitez's bouts.