Tough-guy actor Danny Aiello will be the grand marshal of the 1998 Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions.
A lifelong boxing fan, Aiello is a friend of 1998 inductee Lou Duva, parade co-chairwoman Charlene Barres said Monday.The June 14 parade in Canastota, N.Y., will be held before the annual induction ceremony and feature more than 30 past and present boxing champions and ring personalities, including Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson and Ken Norton.
Aiello, who has appeared in such films as "Moonstruck," has a leading role in the upcoming miniseries "The Last Don."
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