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Old 12-13-2012, 07:55 AM   #61
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Default Re: why did Arturo Gatti get inducted ahead of Prince Naseem?

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Hamed....lolol...the "great"....the man who did not use the rematch claus...to fight the only person that ever defeated him & the only ELITE fighter he had ever faced....

LOLOL
Excuse my ignorance:
Please name the elite and very good opponents Gatti beat!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #62
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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.
Curry didn't have the longevity of some fighters, but I think the "boom and bust" angle gets overstated when people argue against him being HOF worthy.

His best wins (Starling x2, McCrory) are significantly better than the best wins for Hamed or Gatti. He also beat genuine world class opposition in Rosi and Jones, unified a division, and with the exception of Jacquot he generally only lost to outstanding fighters.

In terms of ambigiuous crap like "impact", he was a the (joint) Ring fighter of the year (in a year where Hagler demolished Hearns), and at one time was regarded by many as the best fighter in the sport. Most fighters who get thrown into HOF discussions can't come close to making such claims.

Curry isn't an ATG, but he deserves a place in the hall for the quality of his wins and achievements.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #63
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I'm sure it's because Gatti is dead, if he was alive I don't think he would get inducted ahead of Naseem.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #64
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if naz wanted a faster path to the hall of fame, he shouldn't have quit like a bitch 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, 10:08 AM   #65
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retiring after 1 loss has no basis for not being in the hall. there are many fighters there with only 1 loss, or who retired essentially after 1 loss. gatti has no business being in the hall he was a C fighter
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #66
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I'm sure it's because Gatti is dead, if he was alive I don't think he would get inducted ahead of Naseem.

How come Vernon Forrest didn't get inducted into the HOF? He died the same year Gatti did, and he did so in heroic fashion.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #67
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glorified jorneyman

he will be missed

prince will be in the lazy shit, now there being lazy with him
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #68
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lets compare the stats of the two legends
Arturo Gatti
pro record:40-9
world titles:won 2 titles
world title defences:8 title defences
lineal world titles:NONE
world champs defeated:5 champs


Prince Naseem Hamed
pro record: 36-1(31 KO)
world titles: won 3 titles
world title defences: 15 defences
Lineal world titles won: F.W lineal champ for 3 years
World Champs defeated: 8 world champs (6 by KO)


for anyone saying that hamed had no heart..they should watch his legendary fight with Kelley in '97..he got knocked down 3 times got up each time and KTFOed kelley in round 4.

do you think Hamed will EVER get inducted?
Simple answer because Gatti fought in america , Unlike european boxing fans who stay up till stupid hours of the night to see fights around the world
American boxing fans dont even believe fights happen unless there on HBO
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