Which of These Currently Active Boxers Have Accomplished Enough to Enter the IBHOF?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Nov 9, 2021.

Who will someday be in the HOF, based on accomplishments so far?

This poll will close on Aug 4, 2024 at 1:54 PM.
  1. Canelo Alvarez

    85.1%
  2. Oleksander Usyk

    90.5%
  3. Gennady Golovkin

    62.2%
  4. Josh Taylor

    31.1%
  5. Naoya Inoue

    45.9%
  6. Anthony Joshua

    21.6%
  7. Tyson Fury

    54.1%
  8. Deontay Wilder

    9.5%
  9. Terence Crawford

    48.6%
  10. Vasyl Lomachenko

    64.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

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    Who will someday be in the IBHOF, among currently active boxers?
     
  2. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

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    Could see all of them being inducted eventually.
     
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  3. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

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    Including Deontay Wilder? He has no really good wins, and fought mostly journeymen in his title defenses.
     
  4. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

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    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.
     
  5. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Right now Canelo, Usyk, GGG, Loma.

    Crawford close but needs some big fights at WW. No more Amir Khans. Porter is a start.
     
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  6. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

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    He was long-reigning only because he avoided top 20 prime-aged heavyweights, and instead fought journeymen and faded older guys.
     
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  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    GGG, alvarrez, Fury and Loma... is what I picked.
     
  8. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

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    All 10 of those guys probably get in. People around here tend to have higher standards than the actual IBHOF.
     
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  9. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Usyk for me. Fantastic resume.
     
  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    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.
     
  11. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    ^ This.

    The IBHOF's entry requirements are limited to whether anyone resembling Bert Sugar has popularized a good yarn about you.
     
  12. elgoadie

    elgoadie Member Full Member

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    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)
    2) Canelo
    3) Loma
    4) Fury
    5) Inoue
    6) Crawford
    7) GGG
    8) Taylor
    9) AJ
    10) Wilder
     
  13. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    How does Clenelo have more votes than Inoue? Inoue's been more dominant.
     
  14. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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.
     
  15. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

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    So you admit Inoue is more dominant. He's the clear P4P King imo.