Originally Posted by Russell
To gain entry into the IBHOF?
I think De La Hoya's going to be in there, probably largly because of the interest he by and far brought to the sport... All those mega fights, more than decent credentials, multiple titles, blah blah blah. Not an elite all time great but on paper he's got it all.
I also think time will make soften the view of all of the weird decisions Hoya was involved in as the next generation won't of experienced them first hand, among other reasons.
I dare say that Floyd Mayweather's only a few fights away from getting into
Mayweather is not "a few fights away from the hall", he is already a lock for Canastota.
So are De La Hoya, Trinidad, Jones, Hopkins, Holyfield, Toney, Mosley, Barrera, Pacquiao, Morales.
More than likely, Calzaghe will get in, and Corrales probably will too. Same with Winky.
Recently retired fighters such as Tyson and Tszyu are locks as well. Hearns still is officially fighting, but he's another guaranteed HOFer. So is Chavez.