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Old 07-31-2009, 06:07 AM   #31
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Why the Hall of Fame should be renamed the Hall of the Average and Sentimental Picks.

Weaver was nothing more than a b- fighter in an extremely weak era.

Where is the obligatory "he would have ruled today's division" comment? Those comments are a rite of passage on this board.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:06 AM   #32
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Why the Hall of Fame should be renamed the Hall of the Average and Sentimental Picks.

Weaver was nothing more than a b- fighter in an extremely weak era.

Where is the obligatory "he would have ruled today's division" comment? Those comments are a rite of passage on this board.
Weaver is not in the IBHOF.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:17 AM   #33
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Why the Hall of Fame should be renamed the Hall of the Average and Sentimental Picks.

Weaver was nothing more than a b- fighter in an extremely weak era.

Where is the obligatory "he would have ruled today's division" comment? Those comments are a rite of passage on this board.

In all fairness, I think that's an over simplificaton of the truth where Mike Weaver is concerned. In any case, I do agree though that he probably shouldn't be there.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:36 PM   #34
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If he wasn't in peak condition and properly warmed up, it certainly could seem that way.

Although stunned in round eight against Coetzee, he stood up to a deadly succession of bionic rights, although as Gerrie said afterwards, "I think the title kept him up."

When it came to taking a punch, he stood up to Mercado, Ruddock, came off the floor to go the distance with Bonecrusher in their 12 round rematch, and decisioned Bert Cooper for his last major win.

He definitely got caught cold out of the gate a few times.

At his very best, he made the most of his limited abilities, which I suspect is a major reason why he reasonates so strongly with his admirers.

Sure, his chin was a bit on the weak side, but that could also be true about every other element of his boxing.
pretty much why i consider him the 3rd best hvy of the 80s after tyson and holmes
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