Former WBA Welterweight Champion who inspired the location of the Boxing Hall of Fame to be in his hometown of Canastota.
His career had a rough start, as he won just 7 of his first 19 bouts.
He was ranked as the tenth best welterweight in the world in 1970.
His uncle Carmen Basilio is a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.
He and former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer are both from New York.