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Old 07-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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as much as i like the guy Barry McGuigan
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as much as i like the guy Barry McGuigan
It is the Hall of Fame not Hall of Greatness, thus IMO, McGuigan is far from the bottom of the list, as he was huge in Britain and Ireland in 85/86, and on verge of making it in the States during that period.
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it should be fro All time greats

i know he was a huge fighter in his day but he didnt achieve much really.
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it should be fro All time greats

i know he was a huge fighter in his day but he didnt achieve much really.
But it is not for Great fighters, it is for fighters who had fame, so McGuigan is rightly there.

If it were for greats, you could not have half a dozen going in each year, because as a rule, you struggle to get half a dozen greats a decade....
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Barry is the worst fighter in there though, despite being a lovely guy.

I expect Hatton to make the cut one day...do you think he could be the worst???
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i dont think it is it is for greats

if it is for fame whys Butterbean not in it hes more famous than alot of world champions

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It's getting to the point where just being a linear heavyweight champion is enough to qualify one for automatic induction. If we accept that, "as goes the heavyweights, so goes boxing," then maybe it follows that, as go the heavyweight inductees, so goes the rest of the IBHOF. The floodgates are wide open in Canastota, so they might as well include those very few heavyweight champions who are not already in. (Who are they? Hart, Carnera, Leon Stinks?) Perhaps they should go even farther, and dump in Tammy Terrell, Ellis and Louise Ruiz.

To learn more about great boxers who would otherwise be forgotten, I'm better off going here than returning to Canastota.
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i dont think it is it is for greats

if it is for fame whys Butterbean not in it hes more famous than alot of world champions

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I quite agree, an International Boxing Hall of Fame should in due course find a place for Butterbean, like you said, he qualifies.

The IBHOF is a joke, and always has been.
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It's getting to the point where just being a linear heavyweight champion is enough to qualify one for automatic induction. If we accept that, "as goes the heavyweights, so goes boxing," then maybe it follows that, as go the heavyweight inductees, so goes the rest of the IBHOF. The floodgates are wide open in Canastota, so they might as well include those very few heavyweight champions who are not already in. (Who are they? Hart, Carnera, Leon Stinks?) Perhaps they should go even farther, and dump in Tammy Terrell, Ellis and Louise Ruiz.

To learn more about great boxers who would otherwise be forgotten, I'm better off going here than returning to Canastota.
good point but it would be amazingexperiance and it has by all accounts a good mueseum

one day i hope to go to an induction, im saving my cash to go to america and i think migth try and go in 2012 becuase thats when Thomas Hearns will be inducted
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I quite agree, an International Boxing Hall of Fame should in due course find a place for Butterbean, like you said, he qualifies.
So does Tonya Harding.
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I quite agree, an International Boxing Hall of Fame should in due course find a place for Butterbean, like you said, he qualifies.

The IBHOF is a joke, and always has been.
hows it a joke?

obviously its not the best but its all we got

its aims is to preserve the great achievements it aint about FAME it says its about greatness
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So does Tonya Harding.
Yep, Chuck Wepner and Micky Rourke as well!
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hows it a joke?

obviously its not the best but its all we got

its aims is to preserve the great achievements it aint about FAME it says its about greatness
The very best this sport has, does not include a McGuigan for starters.

It is a commercial business, it is not looking out for greats, but those who are going to attract visitors.

It is a Hall of Fame, clearly not a Hall of Greatness.
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The very best this sport has, does not include a McGuigan for starters.

It is a commercial business, it is not looking out for greats, but those who are going to attract visitors.

It is a Hall of Fame, clearly not a Hall of Greatness.
good points but there are great fighters in it and 90% are deserving and thats enough for me
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