Bobo, Basilio, Gavilan, Gene Fullmer, & The Friday Night Fights

Capital Region fight fans were glued to the tube on friday nights in the 1950’s to watch the Friday Night Fights which were sponsored by Gillette Blue Blades and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.  Bobo Olson, Carmen Basilio from Canastota, New York (Home of the Boxing Hall of Fame), Kid Gavilan, and Gene Fullmer were among the boxing faithful’s favorites.  Most fights were toe-to-toe battles between these ring warriors.

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