Thank you for posting the photo of me that I believe was taken in 1968 at the Seaside Gym in Long Beach. I was getting ready to fight Ray Adigun at the Olympic Auditorium. As for the Souvenir Program, I have the original. They were selling it at the Sports Arena that night. I wonder how many they sold for 50 cents each. It was a good boxing card.
That's a great idea to bring fighters to Chicago. I'll be looking into that. I'll have to talk to Dan about that also. It would be nice to get together with you. As a matter of fact, I have several cousins in Chicago and Barbara has some family members and friends in Wisconsin near Chicago. That is where she was raised and went to school. We are due to go back for a visit soon.
The weather sounds really bad. Be careful with all that ice. It is dangerous.
As for Canastota this June, it is doubtful that I will be able to make it, although it would be very nice to be there and to meet you and all the others who may be going. Thank you so much for the invitation. I appreciate all the efforts you, Dan, Rick, Danny and all the others have made to try to get me into Cantastota this year. I feel so fortunate to have you guys working on my behalf--"Team El Gato". Maybe we can convince the board to put me on the ballot for next year.
That would be great if you could make it the the WBHOF in California in October.