Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Nov 9, 2021.
Who will someday be in the IBHOF, among currently active boxers?
Could see all of them being inducted eventually.
Including Deontay Wilder? He has no really good wins, and fought mostly journeymen in his title defenses.
I dont think he'd be particularly deserving of a place, but I could see him making it on the back of him being a decently long reigning heavyweight champ with a famously powerful punch.
Right now Canelo, Usyk, GGG, Loma.
Crawford close but needs some big fights at WW. No more Amir Khans. Porter is a start.
He was long-reigning only because he avoided top 20 prime-aged heavyweights, and instead fought journeymen and faded older guys.
GGG, alvarrez, Fury and Loma... is what I picked.
All 10 of those guys probably get in. People around here tend to have higher standards than the actual IBHOF.
Usyk for me. Fantastic resume.
Taylor maybe needs to do a little more. GGG is borderline.
Heavyweight champs mostly get in. Fury, Joshua, and Wilder probably make it. (Fury is a lock.)
Everyone else gets in.
The IBHOF's entry requirements are limited to whether anyone resembling Bert Sugar has popularized a good yarn about you.
I went for all of them to be honest.
Maybe IDKSAB but let's be honest, the IBHOF is rather lenient when it comes to inducting. It doesn't seem to me to be a purely merit-based decision, notoriety/popularity is just as important (if not more so).
If you asked me to rank those names in order of who deserves it the most, it would be these:
1) Usyk (bonus points from me for being the ultimate road warrior, with none of his fights being controversial in the slightest)
How does Clenelo have more votes than Inoue? Inoue's been more dominant.
Longevity and better competition. Canelo has 3 times as many pro fights as Inoue or Usyk for that matter. It's easier to be more dominant or win without controversy when you are fighting easier competition. You can't hold it against Canelo for having tough close fights against guys like Trout, Mayweather, Lara, or GGG. Inoue has faced no one as good as those guys. Neither has Usyk.
So you admit Inoue is more dominant. He's the clear P4P King imo.