Wilder says he's a Hall of Famer.

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  1. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    HOF... maybe he's close... his 10 defenses means he's in the discussion, despite how weak the quality of opposition in those defenses.

    ATG? Laughable claim imo.
  2. Jacques81

    Jacques81 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2016

    Yesterday, Dwyer said that as long as Fury keeps winning, it boosts Wilder's legacy since he knocked Fury down.......

    Does that mean if Wilder keeps Knocking cans out it boosts Dustin Nichols' legacy too, by that logic?
  3. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    In the hall in his house.
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  4. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I agree with you, but he's gonna get in just off the strength of those 10 weak defenses and that he's being considered by some as one of the greatest HW punchers in history, Just watch. Insane, but I'm certain that this will be what takes place, he definitely isn't close to being deserving of that accolade IMO though.
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  5. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    HOF as in IBHOF? I'd say say he's an easy IBHOFamer.
  6. MismatchHypejob

    MismatchHypejob Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    Wilder is a manufactured fraud. So he fits right in there with many other HOFers
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  7. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    He hasn't done anything to earn being a HOF.

    Surely a HOF should have a win better than 40 year old Ortiz?
  8. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 31-5 SR: 31-5 Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    Yeah, 105 pound boxers like Ottke, Maske and Michalczewski. You're talking about LHWs, calling them minimumweights. Where does it end?

    Half of that list is 126+
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  9. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Apparently, you never heard of Ivan Calderon or Sot Chitalada. Who'd they routinely obliterate in title fights who outweighed them by 20 or 30 pounds again?

    Same with Ottke, Maske and Michalczewski for that matter.
  10. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

    Nov 3, 2021
    Wilder's eighth title defense was not against a B or C class boxer, but against Tyson Fury.
    It is true that Wilder should have lost that fight on points.
  11. Dementia Pugulistica

    Dementia Pugulistica Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    It's the "Hall of Fame" not the "Hall of Skills" so he's in for sure. His 3 fights with Fury sealed the deal.
  12. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Sextus Julius Severus Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Wilder will definitely get into the IBHOF, mainly because he's an American.

    He even avoided Kevin Johnson before he took the WBC belt, and Dillian Whyte later! He only fought Fury because his handlers thought Fury was shot after his inactivity and massive weight again and subsequent loss.

    It sad that some who are more deserving like Dariusz M are excluded.
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  13. fencik45

    fencik45 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2022
    Nothing boosts either guys legacy unless one of them starts fighting live bodies. Fury will fight Charr in December, if there is any way he can manage it.
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  14. don owens

    don owens Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 5, 2005
    His outfits that he wears into the ring should secure his place....if nothing else.
  15. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I think he’ll get in, but to be deserving, a couple more strong wins…AJ and maybe a younger guy, and yeah he’s deserving.