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Final goodbyes for former boxing champ Basilio

Updated: November 12, 2012, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. -- Several hundred people packed a church Monday to say final goodbyes to Carmen Basilio, who won the world middleweight boxing crown from Sugar Ray Robinson in 1957 before losing a rematch six months later.

Basilio died Wednesday at a Rochester hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 85.

The Hall of Fame boxer was described as a gentle and kind man at his funeral in his hometown Irondequoit, a Rochester suburb.

"Today, I don't remember Carmen ...

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