THE CLASSIC HALL OF FAME INAUGURAL INDUCTION: The Bantamweights (Closed-Results In))

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  1. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Hello.

    As per the discussion this week on the forum i'm organising a hall of fame voted for by the forum continuing, here, with the Bantamweights. If you have any general points to make about the process or think changes are needed, please don't post them in this thread, but rather the one linked below.

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    This is for any and all discussion surrounding technical issues relating to the process. In this thread, discussion is encouraged but should surround only the seven fighters to be inducted into the inaugural Classic Hall of Fame

    Please read the rules before posting.

    1 - You will nominate 7 Bantamweights from the provided list that you believe should be in the inaugural HoF.
    2 - The seven Bantamweights most often named will be inducted.
    3 - In the case of a tie, I'll call upon you all to vote again to settle the issue.
    4 - You are voting on the ENTIRE career of the fighters to hand. You are NOT just inducting them as Bantamweights - consider their whole career when voting.
    5 - Fighters must be retired on or before December 31st 1999 to be considered for the HoF.
    6 - You can alter your list right up until the closing date by editing the post with your list in it.

    Thank you for participating. It is your Hall of Fame so please do consider your votes carefully and take your time. The thread will be closed to new votes on October 7.
     
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  2. McGrain

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    The Twenty Nominated Bantamweights (118) for the inaugural Classic Hall of Fame:

    Jimmy Carruthers (1950-1962)
    Jeff Chandler (1976-1984)
    Sixto Escobar (1930-1940)
    Terry McGovern (1897-1908)
    Lionel Rose (1964-1976)
    Pete Herman (1912-1922)
    Fighting Harada (1960-1970)
    Eder Jofre (1957-1976)
    Manuel Ortiz (1938-1955)
    Ruben Olivares (1965-1988)
    Memphis Pal Moore (1913-1930)
    Kid Williams (1910-1929)
    Panama Al Brown (1922-1942)
    Carlos Zarate (1970-1988)
    Lou Salica (1932-1944)
    Chucho Castillo (1962-1975)
    Johnny Coulon (1905-1920)
    Joe Lynch (1915-1926)
    Bud Taylor (1920-1931)
    Rafael Herrera (1963-1986)
     
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  3. McGrain

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    My selection:

    Terry McGovern (1897-1908)
    Pete Herman (1912-1922)
    Fighting Harada (1960-1970)
    Eder Jofre (1957-1976)
    Manuel Ortiz (1938-1955)
    Ruben Olivares (1965-1988)
    Kid Williams (1910-1929)
     
  4. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Bantamweight is absolutely excruciating, good luck.
     
  5. Journeyman92

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    Lionel Rose (1964-1976)
    Fighting Harada (1960-1970)
    Eder Jofre (1957-1976)
    Ruben Olivares (1965-1988)
    Carlos Zarate (1970-1988)
    Chucho Castillo (1962-1975)
    Rafael Herrera (1963-1986)

    This wasn't hard for me. Love the bantams.
     
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  6. McGrain

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    The more you love them the harder it should be!
     
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  7. Young Terror

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    McGovern
    Jofre
    Olivares
    Ortiz
    Harada
    Al Brown
    Kid Williams
     
  8. Tin_Ribs

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    Jofre, Harada, Olivares, Herman, McGovern, Williams and Ortiz for me too McGrain.
     
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  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    You sound like my creepy uncle.
     
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  10. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    A question. What is worth more to you two wins over Jofre? or a win over the man who beat Jofre twice?
     
  11. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    All context-dependent, of course.
     
  12. Journeyman92

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    Lionel Rose is the context.
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Well I think Lionel Rose can be argued to be a greater fighter than Kid Williams. I think that argument is real, you could switch him in for Williams for sure.

    I do not think you can switch him in for Terry McGovern, however.
     
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  14. salsanchezfan

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    Eder Jofre
    Carlos Zarate
    Ruben Olivares
    Fighting Harada
    Manuel Ortiz
    Terry McGovern
    Pete Herman
     
  15. Greg Price99

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    Terry McGovern
    Edre Jofre
    Ruben Olivares
    Fighting Harada
    Manuel Ortiz
    Carlos Zarate
    Panama Al Brown
     
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