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Old 12-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Arturo Gatti elected into hall of fame

Obviously I'm happy about this.

How do you here feel about this? (Don't forget the word FAME in hof)

Oh and here's a link to a older thread I posted when we found he was on the ballot, kinda interesting in hindsight.

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(Sorry if someone else already covered this, I just saw the news on it and got excited.)
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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He's in because of his untimely death.

That's a fact.

It's a weak class this year, but I'm glad to see both Mills Lane and Colin Hart inducted.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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I think having Gatti inducted cheapens the HOF. In every sport, the HOF(in regards to participants) is reserved for athletes who were the best of the best. Theres' been countless times where I've seen people hype up a guys resume based on how many HOFers he's beat. Well how do we know how many of these HOFers were top notch fighters, and how many were glorified club fighters that were really popular?

Imagine if Tim Tebow was one day inducted into the NFL HOF based on his popularity rather than his play. It was bad enough when Rocky Balboa was inducted, inducting Gatti removes pretty much all credibility the IBHOF had left.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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too bad he wasnt able to enjoy it. arturo was a legend
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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I think having Gatti inducted cheapens the HOF. In every sport, the HOF(in regards to participants) is reserved for athletes who were the best of the best. Theres' been countless times where I've seen people hype up a guys resume based on how many HOFers he's beat. Well how do we know how many of these HOFers were top notch fighters, and how many were glorified club fighters that were really popular?

Imagine if Tim Tebow was one day inducted into the NFL HOF based on his popularity rather than his play. It was bad enough when Rocky Balboa was inducted, inducting Gatti removes pretty much all credibility the IBHOF had left.
Stallone's induction was a strange one, validated in part by the attention he brought to the sport, but a big slap in the face to all the great fighters who risked their lives for our entertainement, but have still not gotten the call.

As for Gatti, it's very similar to Diego Corrales.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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Stallone's induction was a strange one, validated in part by the attention he brought to the sport, but a big slap in the face to all the great fighters who risked their lives for our entertainement, but have still not gotten the call.

As for Gatti, it's very similar to Diego Corrales.
Did Corrales get inducted? I'm not sure if he's really a HOFer, but he has a better case than Gatti. Corrales was at least a dominant fighter at one point in his career, and beat some legit fighters.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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Did Corrales get inducted? I'm not sure if he's really a HOFer, but he has a better case than Gatti. Corrales was at least a dominant fighter at one point in his career, and beat some legit fighters.
No, he wasn't. Sorry


Gatti has his own legit argument, based on being a multiple weight world champion, and having his own cult following but in all honesty, he was never great, just great to watch.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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Shouldn't be in.

Boxing Hall of Fame really needs to up their criteria. Too late now. If you let Gatti in, there are literally hundreds of other fighters you should let in as well.

Just IMO. Never felt Gatti was HoF material. But I guess they let just about anybody in now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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And people will keep insisting that the name implies "fame"

That's not even what it is about.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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Stallone's induction was a strange one, validated in part by the attention he brought to the sport, but a big slap in the face to all the great fighters who risked their lives for our entertainement, but have still not gotten the call.

As for Gatti, it's very similar to Diego Corrales.
Stallone was inducted as a contributor, a non-participant who has added to the sport. Several others have been elected this way, Stallone is just the most famous one. His was a very legitimate induction and done in the proper way.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #12
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total BS putting a C level fighter in the Hall of fame
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #13
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If Gatti's in, Cotto and Hatton are definitely in
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I think having Gatti inducted cheapens the HOF. In every sport, the HOF(in regards to participants) is reserved for athletes who were the best of the best. Theres' been countless times where I've seen people hype up a guys resume based on how many HOFers he's beat. Well how do we know how many of these HOFers were top notch fighters, and how many were glorified club fighters that were really popular?

Imagine if Tim Tebow was one day inducted into the NFL HOF based on his popularity rather than his play. It was bad enough when Rocky Balboa was inducted, inducting Gatti removes pretty much all credibility the IBHOF had left.

The difference is Tebow ain't done shit in his career, and Gatti brought us much excitement, including the Ward trilogy.

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Stallone's induction was a strange one, validated in part by the attention he brought to the sport, but a big slap in the face to all the great fighters who risked their lives for our entertainement, but have still not gotten the call.
But the IBHOF has a non-participant branch, which is intended for guys like Stallone. Are you saying the entire idea of including non-participants is a slap in the face to those who have still not gotten the call?
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