Originally Posted by Robbi
If Barry McGuigan can get into the Hall of Fame, anyone can. He won the world title against Pedroza, and lost it after two or there defenses. He held the WBA featherweight title for a year.
I'm not knocking Whitaker, he's one of my favourite fighters of all time. Only the very special fighters should be inducted, fighters like Robinson, Ali, Pep, Duran, Whitaker, etc.
Yes, if a given HOF is exclusive enough, the marketing should take care of itself. The IBHOF has managed to dilute itself in the mold of the other ones which have followed Cooperstown. (Has a thread ever been conducted which identifed the IBHOF enshrinees who do not