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Old 06-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Would you vote for Primo Carnera to be inducted into the IBHOF?

How would you vote and why?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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No. Not slick and black enough.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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No. Not slick and black enough.
Seriously though?

Look at some of the heavyweights from around that time who are in.

Johansen is in.

Tommy Farr is on the ballot most years.

Why isn't there a debate on admiting Carnera?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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i'm gonna say no because of his mob ties. his resume is not terrible especially compared to some already in the hall but i'd feel better if he was left out.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Seriously though?

Look at some of the heavyweights from around that time who are in.

Johansen is in.

Tommy Farr is on the ballot most years.

Why isn't there a debate on admiting Carnera?
don't forget that willard is in the hall. he was carnera before carnera.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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i'm gonna say no because of his mob ties. his resume is not terrible especially compared to some already in the hall but i'd feel better if he was left out.
Do you think that many fighters already in the hall, didn't have similar mob ties?

Come to think of it, can you name any fighter from that era who didn't have some connection to organised crime?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Would you vote for Primo Carnera to be inducted into the IBHOF?

Thought he was already in for some reason

Looking at their website the only HW champs not in the IBHOF between Sullivan and Marciano are Hart and Carnera
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
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Thought he was already in for some reason

Looking at their website the only HW champs not in the IBHOF between Sullivan and Marciano are Hart and Carnera
Carnera must surely have a better claim than Braddock?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #9
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Do you think that many fighters already in the hall, didn't have similar mob ties?

Come to think of it, can you name any fighter from that era who didn't have some connection to organised crime?
good point. i guess all the rumors about the sharkey fight being fixed leaves a sour taste about putting him in the hall. btw, i don't believe it was a fix. sharkey was throwing hard shots at carnera before the ko. it was a hell of an acting job by sharkey if he threw the fight. he didn't go to the acting school of pep and lamotta.
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Carnera must surely have a better claim than Braddock?
He has the whiff of 'fix' about him though
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He has the whiff of 'fix' about him though
Do you think that Braddock was not involved in fixed fights?

Why do you think he lost his boxing liscence?
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Do you think that Braddock was not involved in fixed fights?
Its not the first thing you think of when you hear his name though, his story is what made him 'great'

But to be honest if Sharkey and Baer from that era are in and they achieved not much more than Primo then maybe he should get some consideration
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #13
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Its not the first thing you think of when you hear his name though, his story is what made him 'great'

But to be honest if Sharkey and Baer from that era are in and they achieved not much more than Primo then maybe he should get some consideration
I don't think that Carnera was in the category of Sharkey or Baer, but I think he was better than Braddock.

He has suffered a grave injustice, in the extent to which his name is associated with fixed fights.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #14
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No. Im not even sure most of his fights were on the level.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #15
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i don't believe in the mcguigan rule for voting in fighters. he was as worthy as mcguigan, ingo and willard. but i don't think they belong in the hall either. carnera's borderline for me but gun to my head, i vote no today
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