Carmen Basilio boxing tourney next weekend

Carmen Basilio boxing

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Area Boxing Club's 11th annual Carmen Basilio Quest for Champions is next weekend.

The boxing club's Johnny Pepe said the event gets bigger every year. With him was boxer Matteo D'Astrii, who will be competing.

Watch the video for their interview on 7 News This Morning.

The tournament is named for Carmen Basilio, who was the world welterweight champion in 1955 and middleweight champion in 1957.

The fights are from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall.

You can buy tickets and find out more at watertownareaboxingclub.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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