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Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio dies

Updated: November 7, 2012, 4:27 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

All-time great former welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio, one of boxing's most revered action fighters, died of complications from pneumonia on Wednesday morning. He was 85.

The International Boxing Hall of Fame, where he was inducted as part of the inaugural class of 1990 at the Canastota, N.Y., shrine, announced that Basilio died at Rochester General Hospital.

Canastota, a small town outside of Syracuse, was Basilio's hometown and, along with his nephew, ...

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