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HALL OF FAME MANAGER SHELLY FINKEL DONATES PHOTOS
CANASTOTA, NY - Hall of Fame manager Shelly Finkel recently donated a collection of framed boxing photos to the Hall. Among the lot include signed photos of Hall of Famers Georges Carpentier, Billy Conn, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson and Jack Sharkey. Also donated was a March 20, 1897 Saturday Globe newspaper featuring the heavyweight championship bout between James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons.
Finkel, who has managed such fighters as Pernell Whitaker, Evander Holyfield, Meldrick Taylor, Mark Breland, Mike McCallum, Micheal Moorer, Vinny Paz, Mike Tyson and current heavyweight champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, was elected into the Hall in 2010.
The Hall extends a sincere thank you to Shelly Finkel for his generosity.
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.
Hall director Ed Brophy holds photos donated by Shelly Finkel. The autographed photos shown are Rocky Marciano,
Jack Sharkey and Billy Conn, who all boxed in the MSG boxing ring on display at the Hall.