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International Boxing Hall of Fame   1 Hall of Fame Drive   Canastota, NY 13032  P: 315.697.7095 F: 315.697.5356

CANASTOTA, NY - SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 - Nancy Adamson and her brother Andy, whose mother Audrey is the niece of Hall of Fame heavyweight champion Tommy Burns, recently visited the Hall of Fame. While Andy was making his first visit to Canastota, Nancy was returning for the second time. In 1996 she accompanied her mother Audrey and aunt Mary, both nieces of Tommy Burns, to Canastota in 1996 to accept posthumous Hall of Fame honors for the former heavyweight champion.

Burns, born Noah Brusso in Chesley, Ontario, Canada, was heavyweight champion from 1906-08. During his Hall of Fame career he posted a 43-5-8 (34 KOs) record that includes wins over Marvin Hart, Philadelpia Jack O'Brien, Gunner Moir and Bill Squires. Burns retired in 1920. He died of a heart attack in 1955. In 1996 he was elected into the Hall of Fame.

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.

Nancy (Ontario, Canada) and Andy (Vancouver) Adamson enjoyed touring the Hall of Fame
and seeing the Hall of Fame plaque of their relative Tommy Burns