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Old 12-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #46
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Gatti was mainly famous for his classic trilogy with Ward. People don't remember him for anything else.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #47
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #48
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Because hes' dead basically.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #49
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Gatti in the HOF before naz, curry, ernesto marcel and michael nunn. Those 4 were elite p4p fighters, gatti is a C level nobody. He got in because hes an italian american.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #50
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He's in because he took huge risks and made several ATG fights. Because his significance to the fight game far outstripped his talent.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #51
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It is true. Hamed should have made it in before Gatti. It is a sentimental thing for boxing fans to like the exciting guys who fight above expectation.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:04 AM   #52
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If Naz wanted a faster path to the Hall of Fame, he shouldn't have quit like a ***** first time someone beat him.

That's not how Hall of Famers do things.

If there is a Quitters Hall of Fame, Hamed is in on first ballot.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #53
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Gatti in the HOF before naz, curry, ernesto marcel and michael nunn. Those 4 were elite p4p fighters, gatti is a C level nobody. He got in because hes an italian american.
One more time. Gatti was not American. He was a Canadian that was born in Italy.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #54
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Has hardly quit. Because he got beat, I belerive his passion was gone and hands were ****ed...
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #55
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Gatti was a club fighter who became famous by getting his face bashed in

Mistakenly picked up a strap or two ... Had virtually no talent, skill or ability
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #56
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Gatti was mainly famous for his classic trilogy with Ward. People don't remember him for anything else.
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its a joke honestly
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Why? Cause the prince didn't get killed by a gold digging ex-"stripper" *****.....
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He had a good career, even though he lost to the truly elite. His skills were underrated, especially before he started to move up in weight. He was in exciting fights and was a fan favorite for all the right reasons. He is more respected, and will be remembered moreso than Naz. His fan base rivals Naz's. He symbolically represented everything that boxing should be. He died tragically and before his time. Makes perfect sense. Hamed will get his day.
Yes.



Not to mention that Gatti participated in Fight of the Year a total of FOUR TIMES! (1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003).

Anyone calling Gatti a Club Fighter needs to realize that Club Fighters don't win national armature tournaments, qualify for Olympic teams and go on to win multiple world titles in two weight classes and draw legions of fans.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeMBGr57oPk[/ame]

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:56 AM   #60
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Hamed would have been a great pick with Virgil Hill. I have no argument about Gatti except for the guys like Hamed who did not make it in. Some people mention Donald Curry, but I am not sure he deserves it over others who are up for nomination.
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