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Old 12-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
J Griz 757
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Default Re: Arturo Gatti elected into hall of fame

Originally Posted by jeffjoiner View Post
Gatti was/is my favorite fighter. He transcended the sport in many ways and I am happy he made it in.

I completely understand the point of view that his in ring accomplishments don't measure up, though.

Pretty much this for me.

I WANT to lean toward the "fame" argument, as what Gatti did for the sport was great, but I can admit Gatti was never a truly elite fighter.

I think mixed with his untimely death / fame, and the respect most boxing folk have for him simply got him in.
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