Originally Posted by dftaylor
And got beaten by every great fighter he faced, comprehensively.
And? It's not just about your in ring achievements, it's about what you did for the sport and Gatti did a ****ing insane amount for boxing. Like I said, him and Ward were responsible for turning a huge amount of people onto the sport. I kind of disagree with him getting in on the first ballot, and I think if he hadn't died he wouldn't have got in straight away, but I don't have a problem with him being in there. He was involved in many great fights and had an unbelievable following in his day. Guys like Gatti don't come around very often.