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Old 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #39
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Default Re: Gatti officially inducted into the boxing hall of fame

Originally Posted by orriray59 View Post
There's a reason it's called the Hall of Fame, not the hall of the ATG's, or the hall of the great resume's, etc.
To be fair, I don't think reason comes into it as far as the IBHOF is concerned. You have a cabal of americocentric voters applying their own subjective slant on poorly defined criteria, which inevitably leads to anomalous results. It really comes down to them making up their own rules as they go along so that it becomes a curious hodgepodge of accomplishment and acclaim.

Getting back to Gatti, if he is indeed undeserving, he is far and away the most deserving underserving fighter in Canastota. It's a great moment for those close to him and his fans, which ultimately is probably more important than whatever integrity the IBHOF has left.
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