Who are undeserving HOFs?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Rakesh, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    I'll climb in the foxhole with you on this one. Gatti (RIP) definitely should NOT be in the HOF. He lost twice to Ivan Robinson, lost on cuts to Angel Manfredy, was completely blown out by DeLaHoya and Mayweather, and needed three fights to establish superiority against Micky Ward.
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  2. GGGunbeatable

    GGGunbeatable Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    I wanted to say Ottke but I checked and I am glad he's not in the HOF.
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  3. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    God Ottke does not need this bull**** HOF or other bull****.
  4. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    IBHOF has become a joke for awhile now. So many more fighters that deserves to be in that are left out because they're not popular enough. Gatti being in was the last straw.
  5. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Wish we had a Gatti fighting now......Might save Boxing.!!!
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  6. xqhour

    xqhour New Member banned Full Member

    Aug 23, 2021
    Vitali Klitschko - Awful resume
  7. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 8, 2014
  8. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

    Oct 25, 2020
    Yup. Also got outboxed by good but not great guys for several rounds before his power bailed him out. Again, none of this is to denigrate Gatti as an exciting fighter who deserves to be remembered. But if Gatti is in the HoF there's scores of guys throughout history, especially in the old days, who deserve to be in there too.

    Al Bernstein was asked about this in his podcast and said he voted against Gatti getting in, and that he felt Gatti was a fighter worthy of remembering but would have preferred like a side exhibit about him without an induction because of the reasons you describe.

    It seems like a sentimental pick because of his untimely death and because he had the affections of a lot of the boxing media.
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  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Isn't every lineal HW champion up through the 90's in? If so then Braddock and Ingemar.
  10. BangLikeMike

    BangLikeMike New Member banned Full Member

    Aug 30, 2021
    Naseem Hamed
    When he finally stepped up, the way in which got beat like a ragdoll by Barrera (who was moving up a division) in a one sided humbling beatdown mismatch. And subsequent early retirement knowing he could never compete with the best. Strongly indicates he definitely has no place whatsoever amongst a knowledgeable elite list in boxing such as the hall of fame.
  11. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Ive had those kind of debates.. lol
  12. willcross

    willcross Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    It's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Skill. Gatti had a great style that made him really famous
  13. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    .He was undefeated and should be strongly considered, like him or not. Not all of his wins were robberies...lol
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  14. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 8, 2014
    Primo isn’t in.
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  15. JL Fighter

    JL Fighter Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I agree.
    If you look at Joe Namath's stats (for example, more picks than TD's), yet he got in the HOF.