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Old 12-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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Default Re: Arturo Gatti elected into hall of fame

I've already discussed this on two other threads and taken a few pelters along the way,but Gatti should not be a first ballot induction because to outsiders,it puts him on the same level as Leonard and Hearns.
Being exciting and brave should not mean first ballot entry.
Why not start an induction in his honour that specifies entertainment value and/or courage in the ring as criteria?
As someone said,this cheapens first ballot induction and sets a bad precedent.
Someone actually tried to point out that it's the hall of FAME,as if that makes it ok.
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