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Old 12-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Hall of Fame?

He had a solid reign as Title holder, longer than most title holders, mostly contenders, and mandatories, never a super fight but should be enough I think, even if he wasn't known as a household name outside of Asia..What say you??
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Hall of Fame?

You can make a good argument based on his longevity, and he did beat a fair few titlists during a decade long stretch at the top. Aside from the obvious obstacle to getting inducted (sub 118 Asian fighter), the lack of a career defining win and the inconclusive nature of his series with Naito work against him.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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You can make a good argument based on his longevity, and he did beat a fair few titlists during a decade long stretch at the top. Aside from the obvious obstacle to getting inducted (sub 118 Asian fighter), the lack of a career defining win and the inconclusive nature of his series with Naito work against him.
Good point I could see it going either way.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Hall of Fame?

Would've been fun had he primed right now with Viloria around.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Good posts lads.

For me he gets in, but then I'm super biased. Lesser men have been considered so why not the mighty Pong!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Pongsaklek was a very solid fighter, but there are others who deserve HOF nods before him. Curry, Starling, Archer, Zapata, etc. just to name a few. He'll probably get in though one day.

Frankly, I don't argue anybody's HOF status. If you put in the work, have a damn good career/give the fans amazing battles as in Gatti's case, you deserve the reward. I just wish more than a few guys could make it every year. Too many deserving greats are left out.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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Absogatdamnlutely. No hesitance whatsoever. Yes, like JMP said, others may deserve it first, but there's no way in which he should not go in. None. It would be criminal. I consider it a no-brainer.
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