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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:


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
next June.


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.

Michael Conn (left), son of Billy Conn, and his son Will (right) pose by the MSG ring that Billy Conn boxed in nine times.Margie D’Ambrosio – Ropers pictured by the MSG ring that her grandfather Lou Ambers boxed in 15 times.Anne Chapdelaine (right) and her son David Hunt (left), take a picture by the MSG ring that her great uncle Jack Delaney fought the first championship fight in (vs. Paul Berlenbach) on December 11, 1925. Scott Fitzsimmons, great great grandson of Bob Fitszimmons,  proudly poses by Fitzsimmons’ plaque on the Hall of Fame Wall with his son David.Family members of 2010 Inductee Rocky Kansas - (left to right) Chuck and Gerry DiCosimo  and Linda and John Cusato - gather for a photo.Kenneth and Lisa Keller from Danbury, CT by Ray Arcel's plaque on the Hall of Fame Wall. Arcel is Kenneth's great uncle.
Jeri Brown – Noto enjoys the boxing robe worn by middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo, who was trained by her father Freddie Brown.
From left to right – Marvin, Carina, Kirsten and Dirk Wilke and Irmgaard Maring – all from Germany – pose by the plaque of 2010 Hall of Famer Wilfried Sauerland.In early May, a wrestling club from KSV Holzgerlingen, Germany (south of Stuttgart) was in Central New York to compete in an international tournament. Here they pose with a picture of German promoter Wilfried Sauerland.
Australian referee and judge Steve Marshall looks at the Hall of Fame plaque of Australia’s three-division world champion Jeff Fenech.
From Montreal to Canastota – Boxing fan Robert Gavvin looks at George Chuvalo’s gloves that are part of the Hall's Madison Square Garden display.
(left to right) Alex Torres and Ileana and Norberto Medina point to Pipino Cuevas' robe
Rudy Greco points to Wilfred Benitez's robe.