Billy Backus

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Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
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Birthday
5, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
New York

About

Former WBA Welterweight Champion who inspired the location of the Boxing Hall of Fame to be in his hometown of Canastota.

Before Fame

His career had a rough start, as he won just 7 of his first 19 bouts.

Trivia

He was ranked as the tenth best welterweight in the world in 1970.

Family Life

His uncle Carmen Basilio is a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.

Associated With

He and former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer are both from New York.