The Classic BN24 Hall of Legends: Rules, Opinions, Link to the HoF polling threads

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  1. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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  2. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I say on the anniversary just have an arbitrary rule such as "last fight over 5 years to this date" and tell every voter they have carte blanch beyond that.
     
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  3. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    All other weight classes will close soonish, but it's noted that we only got the minimum 20 votes, so interest would seem to be waning!

    One more round though: the wildcard seven, I'll post the list of guys who have scored the most votes (plus Tommy Ryan, with no apologies) and invite the forum to make the total inaugural intake up to seventy.
     
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  4. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Right my dudes, so when Wildcards is finished i'm going to start populating the HoF.

    I'll do this alphabetically I think and code it so that's understood many years into the future, when Bernard Hopkins is nominated :lol:

    But anyway, if anyone wants to write the HoF entry for any given fighter(s), hit me up here or PM me. I'll have done the first couple so the template will be established no worries.

    If there's a fighter who is nominated that you're a fan of, just step in and volunteer. It would be nice to get the superfans from the forum writing about the fighter for the HoF I think.
     
  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    OK my dudes i'm starting to work up the HoF. The first thing: i might change the name from HoF :lol: not decided yet, any strong feelings?

    Second, I've started to work up the template I'll post to. Please check it out and let me know if you think it's too long, the pictures need to be smaller, or anything. Let's try to make it good. Help me out with suggestions and as long as you guys promise not to take it personal if I don't take you up on something, I promise not to get grumpy about any implied criticism. Should the entries be punchier?

    And any questions?

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  6. Jel

    Jel Obsessive list maker Full Member

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    I’d be in favour of a name change from Hall of Fame. I think it’s part of the problem with the official one. Not to be too purist about it but we are being more purist than the ‘real’ one. It’s quality not quantity.

    Not sure what the alternative name should be, though…
     
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  7. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This could be the first of many to be dismissed, but someone's gotta put their toe in the water :
    What you say about " Gateway to the Greats " which way is the door.......
    stay safe guys.
     
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  8. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I think we'll go for "Hall of Legends" which is more up our alley anyway.
     
  9. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sounds decent.
     
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  10. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    The Inaugural List:

    01 – Ali
    02 - Ambers
    02 - Arguello
    03 – Armstrong
    05 - Benitez
    06 – Berg
    07 - Bivins
    08 - Britton
    09 – Brown
    10 - Burley
    11 - Canto
    12 - Canzoneri
    13 - Charles
    14 – Conn
    15 - Dixon
    16 - Fitzsimmons
    17 - Foreman
    18 - Foster
    19 – Frazier
    20 – Gans
    21 - Gavilan
    22 - Genaro
    23 - Gomez
    24 - Greb
    25 - Griffith
    26 - Hagler
    27 - Harada
    28 - Jofre
    29 - Ketchel
    30 - Langford
    31 - Benny Leonard
    32 - Ray Leonard
    33 - Locche
    34 - Loughran
    35 - Louis
    36 - Lynch
    37 - Johnson
    38 - Marciano
    39 - McCallum
    40 - McLarnin
    41 - McFarland
    42 - McGovern
    43 - Monzon
    44 - Moore
    45 - Napoles
    46 - O’Brien
    47 - Olivares
    48 – Carlos Ortiz
    49 – Manuel Ortiz
    50 - Pep
    51 - Perez
    52 - Pryor
    53 - Robinson
    54 - Ross
    55 - Ryan
    56 - Saddler
    57 - Saldivar
    58 - Sanchez
    59 - Spinks
    60 - Tiger
    61 - Tunney
    62 - Villa
    63 - Walcott
    64 - Walker
    65 - Welsh
    66 - Wilde
    67 - Holman Williams
    68 - Ike Williams
    69 - Wolgast
    70 - Zarate
     
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  11. McGrain

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    VOTING CLOSED:
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  12. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Zero objections to fact-checking and any and all pedantry relating to the Hall of Legends entries.
     
  13. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fantastic effort putting this beast together and co-ordinating it all Matt. The pictures are a very classy touch, well chosen and of great quality.

    Now you've got loads of free time on your hands again (LOL!)...............

    Why don't we have a punchers HOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How good would that be!!!!! You just know that ones going to reel in some sweet participation!!!!!!!!!! People (myself included) just love debating and discussing the big bangers.

    We could go smaller in numbers and keep interest high in new yearly intake. You might even be happy to ease up on the selection criteria per year retired. It's only bangeras after all. Retired 5 years perhaps.

    What do you think of that one?!?!?!?!!!?

    I'm soon to do a little punchers thread actually based on a topic barf raised the other day.
     
  14. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Ah, took a break and missed this - i think you've already sorted a thread though.
     
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  15. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Noooo mate my thread is completely separate. A dedicated ESB punchers HOL would be a serious methodical undertaking of the quality of the HOL you just did i reckon. We might have the only dedicated punchers HOF/HOL in existence.