‘The Babe Risko Story’ Highlights Syracuse’s Forgotten World Champ

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Babe Risko was born as Henry Pylkowski in Syracuse and fought more than 120 matches in the Navy as ‘Sailor Pulaski.’ With more than 60 pro-fights and a world middleweight title to his name, he sadly died too young.

But Risko’s nephew and godson, Bill Prusinowski is determined to keep his name alive. Bill penned a new book about his uncle that’s available on Amazon. To learn more about the middleweight legend and his story visit GreaterSyracuseSportsHallofFame.com.

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