Boxing 2020 hall of fame class announced.

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  1. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez and "Sugar" Shane Mosley elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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    My thoughts: A
    pretty solid class, I agree with the picks, even for the women and the observers. I do think Mosley should have an * next to his name * for PED abuse and the BALCO lab fiasco.
     
  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’ll be going in June. Marquez has been my favorite boxer of my lifetime. I attended 11 of his fights so only right I do the honorable thing and make my first trip there.
     
  3. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No argument with any of them. They got it right this time.
     
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  4. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    They deserved it, all 3 are ATG legends. Crazy to see them getting in already after their first year of eligibility.
     
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  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    All good choices, Congratulations.
     
  6. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Hopkins got the most votes. I think we are going to see more fighters enter their first year of eligibility. Two reasons why.

    The talent level was pretty good, and boxing is running out of guys on the waiting list who have better resumes /fame.
     
  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Mosley and Hopkins are ATG. Marquez is HOF level and deserves it. But this is a good class.
     
  8. GDG

    GDG Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Marquez is a better fighter than Mosley for me.
     
  9. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mosley fought better guys consistently. Higher quality fighter. Marquez did fight Pacman.
     
  10. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Not so sure. Mosley was trounced by Wright x2, Forrest x2, Mayweather, Pacquaio and defeated by Cotto. Fighting them (and mostly not even close) don’t trump Marquez’ career or opponents defeated.
     
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  11. mcvey

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    Worth the trip from the UK?
     
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  12. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Next year the line-up will be incredibly strong, with these guys being eligible for the first time:

    Floyd
    Wlad
    Ward
    Toney
    Cotto

    If they only add 3 to the ballot, which two will be missing out?
     
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  13. roughdiamond

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    Cotto and Ward would miss IMO.
     
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  14. Jel

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    Best HOF class for some time imo. All three are deserving of it.
     
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  15. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

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    Although I should say Mosley and Marquez do have a black mark against them for PED suspicions.