NFL's Larry Fitzgerald leads Sunday's Boxing Hall of Fame Parade through Canastota
Sunday's induction ceremony for the International Boxing Hall of Fame had a special guest -- and he had nothing to do with the sport.
Larry Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals star receiver, accepted an invitation to serve as the parade's Grand Marshal through the streets of the Village of Canastota prior to the ceremony.
Fitzgerald's never been shy about his love for boxing, and was able to serve in some capacity during Sunday's big event, showcasing some of the best the sport's ever seen.
As the ceremony began at roughly 3 p.m., Fitzgerald was invited onto the stage to say a few words before diving into each inductee.
"I had a wonderful weekend this week," he shared with a smile. "It's been a true honor to see the festivities and to be a part of the parade. It was such a special time. I just want to thank everybody, the volunteers, Mr. [Ed] Brophy, for making me feel so welcome. It's truly an honor to be here. I want to congratulate everybody who's being inducted, especially my good friend, Jim Gray. It's truly an honor to be in the presence of so many great people. I had an unbelievable time. I just want to thank you for the hospitality.
"Thank you again for having me," he concluded to an ovation.