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Roll with the punches

The Boxing HOF recently lost Carmen Basilio, but it isn't about to throw in the towel yet

Originally Published: December 11, 2012
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

THE FLAG OUTSIDE the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., is finally back at the top of its pole, snapping at winter's first snow. "It's spent a lot of time at half-staff," says Ed Brophy, the museum's executive director. The 55-year-old native of this pretty blue-collar town -- and the only curator its 23-year-old Hall of Fame has known -- has spent more time lately on eulogies than he would have liked. Brophy is a builder, a true believer, at heart, but he's ...

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