Carmen Basilio Signed Original Wire Photo
Carmen Basilio fought Johnny Saxton for the second time on September 12, 1956 in Syracuse. Basilio knocked Saxton out in the 9th round to regain the World Welterweight Championship. Carmen Basilio was born on April 2, 1927 in Canastota, New York. He won the World Welterweight Title on June 10, 1955 from Tony DeMarco. He won the World Middleweight Title from Ray Robinson on September 23, 1957. He retired after losing to Paul Pender on April 22, 1961 with a final record of 56-16-7 with 27 KO’s.