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

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  1. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Terry McGovern (1897-1908)
    Lionel Rose (1964-1976)
    Eder Jofre (1957-1976)
    Manuel Ortiz (1938-1955)
    Ruben Olivares (1965-1988)
    Panama Al Brown (1922-1942)
    Carlos Zarate (1970-1988)
     
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  2. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    Ruben Oliveres
    Eder Jofre
    Fighting Harada
    Manuel Ortiz
    Panama Al Brown
    Terry McGovern
    Pete Herman
     
  3. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bantams are one deep division:
    Harada
    Rose
    Jofre
    Olivares
    Zarate
    Al Brown
    McGovern
     
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  4. Austinboxing

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    Jimmy Carruthers (1950-1962)
    Pete Herman (1912-1922)
    Fighting Harada (1960-1970)
    Manuel Ortiz (1938-1955)
    Chucho Castillo (1962-1975)
    Johnny Coulon (1905-1920)
    Bud Taylor (1920-1931)
     
  5. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    Castillo but no Oliveres?
     
  6. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    I don’t watch the Bantam weights too much so I don’t know too much about either but from what I’ve seen of both fighters Castillo seemed like the better fighter H2h.
     
  7. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Terry McGovern (1897-1908)
    Fighting Harada (1960-1970)
    Eder Jofre (1957-1976)
    Manuel Ortiz (1938-1955)
    Ruben Olivares (1965-1988)
    Panama Al Brown (1922-1942)
    Carlos Zarate (1970-1988)

    Really wanted to put in Jeff Chandler, Lionel Rose, Chucho Castillo and Rafael Herrera in.
     
  8. Greg Price99

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    Snap, same 7 as me. Lionel Rose would have been my 8th. Chandler, Castillo and Rafael, along with Memphis Pal Moore, Pete Herman and Kid Williams, all good shouts too
     
  9. George Crowcroft

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    Chucho Castillo would get on there before him.
     
  10. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    The best comparison I can come up with is that it's like putting Frazier in your top 7 but not Ali. It's just a bizarre choice.
     
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  11. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 42-6 SR: 42-6 banned Full Member

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    Firstly, no Jimmy Barry?!

    Manuel Ortiz
    Panama Al Brown
    Carlos Zarate
    Eder Jofre
    Pete Herman
    Fighting Harada
    Johnny Coulon
     
  12. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    No, no Barry. 105lb champ. Sniffing around him for the in between section; not sure though.
     
  13. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Tire Iron Jones was good but he was no Full Member

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    I guess I should try better to understand what you're trying to say. Olivares beat Castillo 2-1. When you say Castillo is better h2h, do you mean A) That you think Castillo was screwed over in one or more of those fights or B) That if Castillo faced all the bantamweights in history he would have a better record than Olivares? I would like to hear your reasoning if you think either of those things if you don't mind doing that. I hope you don't feel like I'm interrogating/judging you or anything. That is not my intention.
     
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  14. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxing fan Full Member

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    Yeah so basically I’m rating Castillo the same way many rate Iron Mike. Even though his resume isn’t the greatest on that list I feel that he has the skills and talent to best anybody on that list. Hence putting him in my top 7
     
  15. McGrain

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    I love and hate that at the same time.
     
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