Whatever became of the SF Boxing Museum?

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Does anyone know whatever became of the San Francisco Boxing Museum, which I believe was once housed in the Civic Center? It was closed after the '89 quake, and the last I've heard of it was that the collection was stored in a warehouse in Alameda. Does anyone know if there are any plans to reopen it, or where exactly this warehouse is located? I'm a great-nephew of featherweight champion and SF native son Abe Attell -- hence my interest in the museum.

Thank You, Eric Thomsen

-- Eric Thomsen (blacksox@eudoramail.com), December 18, 2000


I have found that the collection is in fact in storage in a warehouse in Alameda. Recently (Feb. 2002) I met Eddie Muller, author as well as the founder and curator of the museum. He told me that while he plans on reopening the actual museum at some point, first he wishes to present a virtual collection on the web.

-- Eric Thomsen (blacksox@eudoramail.com), March 05, 2002.

And you can connect personally with Eddie Muller at his website, www.noircity.com

His email, as per the website, is eddie@noircity.com

And you oughta read his first novel "The Distance," published this spring--it's set in the SF boxing world of the 40's, and the protagonist is based on his dad Eddie Muller, who wrote the boxing column for the Examiner for forty or so years.

-- Emma Peel (bananapeelgal@yahoo.com), November 08, 2002.

I, too, would love to know what became of the Boxing Museum. My father, Peter Fugina, known as Phil Floto "The Kid from Angeles Camp" fought here in SF in the late 20's, early 30's. One of my older sisters is in possession of his scrap book. It is filled with wonderful articles. I have asked her to part with it and she refuses. I'm afraid it might be lost forever!

-- Anne Marie Vingo (nee Fugina) (amvingo@pacbell.net), July 29, 2004.

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