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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Carmen Basilio died

The great Carmen Basilio died yesterday and I should write a column about him, but hardly anyone remembers Basilio and hardly anyone remembers his era, the 1950s – a great era of boxing, and hardly anyone follows boxing anymore. So, I’m writing only a blog about Basilio and it just breaks my heart. In 1989 I traveled around the country interviewing boxers I used to watch on TV with my father. My father died in 1988 and he and I… Read More »