View Full Version : (POLL) Should Prince Naseem Hamed Be Inducted Into The IBHOF?


Southpaw Great
07-24-2010, 10:36 AM
Well....................

prinzemanspopa
07-24-2010, 10:51 AM
I think there's no doubt that he is a hall of famer.While he didn't do enough to be considered an ATG,he certainly accomplished enough to seal a spot in the hall of fame.


He was,without question,the greatest featherweight of the 1990's.He practically unified the division,even though 'officially' he will never be credited for doing so.



Hamed's resume is superior to many listed hall of famers.

Vadrigar.
07-24-2010, 10:52 AM
He unified his weight class, however it was a weak division at the time. So he did what he had to do and I can't fault him for that.

A stand out quality was punching power and he is rated #46 on the list of greatest punchers. Another consideration is avenging a loss, which he wasn't able to do.

I would but him in the HOF spot but he is far from an ATG.

GoogleMe
07-24-2010, 01:29 PM
He unified his weight class, however it was a weak division at the time. So he did what he had to do and I can't fault him for that.

A stand out quality was punching power and he is rated #46 on the list of greatest punchers. Another consideration is avenging a loss, which he wasn't able to do.

I would but him in the HOF spot but he is far from an ATG.
He were a mean dude. Far from ATG, maybe, maybe not. But he's not an ATG fighter for sure.

Ragnar Lothbrok
07-24-2010, 05:07 PM
who is the best fighter hamed beat?

kevin kelley? mccouhllough? ingle?


there's a reason why he's not in the ibhof.

Cassius Liston
07-24-2010, 05:20 PM
he was ducking people after Kelly smoked his boots and went after mediocre fights...then he ran into barrera ....no he isn't good enough...he could have been great but relied on his power too much

prinzemanspopa
07-24-2010, 05:45 PM
who is the best fighter hamed beat?

kevin kelley? mccouhllough? ingle?


there's a reason why he's not in the ibhof.




This section is clearly a little too advanced for your kind.



Stick to the hip hop forums and the main section in future.

he was ducking people after Kelly smoked his boots and went after mediocre fights...then he ran into barrera ....no he isn't good enough...he could have been great but relied on his power too much




This is stupid and wrong.Marquez,barrera,Morales all turned down the opportunity to fight Hamed before barrera finally grew a set and signed the contract.



He added one more Mexican to his resume when Tapia turned down a million to fight him for Hamed's comeback.

Ziggy Stardust
07-24-2010, 06:30 PM
Princess Fraudmed will probably get in since you can get a ham sandwich inducted into the IBHOF.

Poet

Obama
07-24-2010, 07:18 PM
He damn sure better than Barry McGuigan and plenty of other non-elites in the HOF.

Cassius Liston
07-24-2010, 08:26 PM
This section is clearly a little too advanced for your kind.



Stick to the hip hop forums and the main section in future.






This is stupid and wrong.Marquez,barrera,Morales all turned down the opportunity to fight Hamed before barrera finally grew a set and signed the contract.



He added one more Mexican to his resume when Tapia turned down a million to fight him for Hamed's comeback.
You don't deserve your life.......you're obviously an idiot...Joe Frazier is a legend...is this how you treat legends by disrespecting them on a boxingwebsite day in day out.....i bet you would kiss his boots if you actually met him in person

Obama
07-24-2010, 08:28 PM
prinze's passion for making a mockery of Joe Frazier's over rated career is completely warranted given the obscene status the casual boxing fan has given him. He barely makes my top 10 Philly fighters of all time.

NChristo
07-24-2010, 08:39 PM
I think there's no doubt that he is a hall of famer.While he didn't do enough to be considered an ATG,he certainly accomplished enough to seal a spot in the hall of fame.


He was,without question,the greatest featherweight of the 1990's.He practically unified the division,even though 'officially' he will never be credited for doing so.



Hamed's resume is superior to many listed hall of famers.

This ^^, Hamed should make the IBHOF for the reasons listed above.

GameGod
07-24-2010, 08:41 PM
He is in most Top 25 Featherweights of All-Time list (I personally rank him #23). At this level, he may be in the Hall of Fame or may not; neither decision would be a bad one.

Tyson.
07-24-2010, 08:47 PM
Definate HOFer.

Should of been inducted on first ballot.

crold1
07-24-2010, 08:47 PM
Well....................

I came around on him last year and think his best wins, and loss, are on par with if not superior to a Tszyu everyone is chomping to vote for this year. He was a game changer, really only ducked one guy, and it took a GREAT ONE to beat him. The guy he ducked (Marquez) was GREAT as well and would have kept the argument the same.

Obama
07-24-2010, 11:32 PM
He ducked Mayweather too. Moving up 2 lbs was too much for the tall Naseem. :nonono:

(Catchweight fight at 128 lbs)

tanibanana
07-25-2010, 03:01 AM
Definitely...
But I prefer to let it take few more years. I don't know why.

Silencers
07-25-2010, 07:56 AM
He probably is, he was the best 126 pounder in the world for a few years and had a long reign as a titlist, he would've unified the division had politics not gotten in the way and it took one of the best fighters in the last 20 years to beat him so he probably warrants an induction.

Sam Donald
07-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Yeah definitely, not ATG but HOF.. sure

rsf
07-26-2010, 03:07 PM
yes and he should go on a magic carpet

CarlosG815
07-26-2010, 03:33 PM
Princess Fraudmed will probably get in since you can get a ham sandwich inducted into the IBHOF.

Poet

He was a hell of an entertainer and was great for boxing. I enjoyed watching all of his fights.

Sugarj
07-26-2010, 04:09 PM
I was a big fan of Hamed in the 90s. He was terrific before he dumped Ingle as trainer! Having Steward and Suarez both train him and offer alternate corner work between rounds was insulting and ridiculous.

But based on his boxing record, sheer talent (in his prime 1993-97), excitement and entertainment value......yes he deserves inclusion.


I think the reason for the delay in inclusion is down to his behaviour outside the ring concerning that hit and run incident.

Also, for me I was very disappointed that he didn't really knuckle down in training and pursue the Barrera rematch (which he had a clause to demand!).

Its sad to see him bloated, clearly out of shape but still wisecracking at ringside now and again in his 30s. Teasing us with tales of a comeback that couldn't realistically happen at welterweight! Let alone featherwight!

The_Demon
07-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Yes he is and its obvious imo,all the reasons why he should be have been mentioned-and they are all legit whereas all the reasons posted against him being inducted have consisted of him being a 'fraud',which says it all really doesnt it

McGoorty
09-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Well....................
Unless he was an undisputed champ, I think he just didn't do enough,... it was a weak era.

SCtrojansbaby
09-05-2011, 03:20 PM
who is the best fighter hamed beat?

kevin kelley? mccouhllough? ingle?


there's a reason why he's not in the ibhof.


You just proved you know nothing about Hamed's career his top 3 wins are CLEARLY Wilfredo Vasquez Tom Johnson and Vuyani Bungu

and 100% YES Hamed deserves to be in the HOF.

Mugwump
09-05-2011, 08:42 PM
Hamed deserves recognition for pretty much cleaning out his division in spectacular style. Moreover he single-handedly dragged the lower weights into the limelight and you can bet that irrespective of Morales, Barrera and even Pac & Floyd's opinions of him they will ALL respect what his achievements meant to their earnings.

That said, Hamed will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the great "could have beens". His love of money and lifestyle above professionalism meant he was a shot fighter in his mid-twenties. Had he half the commitment of, say, a Carl Froch (a far lesser fighter in terms of talent) his achievements would have been off the scale. Instead he threw his career away and his preparation for what should have been his greatest triumph (Barrera) was effectively the signature on his own death warrant.

Ziggy Stardust
09-05-2011, 08:45 PM
No. His Dumbo ears and gay-ass ring entrances alone should disqualify him.

Poet

ghns1133
09-05-2011, 09:24 PM
i guess so

Scott9945
09-05-2011, 09:36 PM
You can't name many (if any) fighters who have beaten so many past, present, and future champions as Hamed did and not be in the HOF. I strongly believe it is mostly an American media bias that has kept him out.

IronDanHamza
09-05-2011, 09:51 PM
I would have chosen the maybe/undecided option.

On one hand, I don't think Hamed really did enough to be a HOF'er. And that's to no fault of his own, his era was weak. He cleaned out 126, and did all he could. But, his era was weak, and he doesn't have the best resume.

On top of that, I think there are many fighters still waiting to be inducted into the HOF who are much more deserving than Hamed is.

On the other hand, Hamed was INCREDIBLEY entertaining. And he brought so much light into the lower weight classes and was truley an exceptionally entertaining, talented and gifted fighter.

Whether you hated him or loved him, you knew for a fact you were tuning in to watch him fight. And in this sense, he did alot for the sport.

I personally wasn't all that much of a fan of him and knew that someone with the class of Barrera would beat him. But I must say I loved watching his fights and was truley awestruck and fascinated by the little fella.

In conclusion, I think he will eventually get inducted. His impact on the sport was just too big mainly. But ontop of that he was a good fighter and more over a incredible entertainer.

My verdict on whether he should be in the HOF is undecided. And it most likely always will be. Whether he does get in, or not.

The_Demon
09-05-2011, 10:24 PM
Of course he should be,and im glad too see the majority of the history section agrees,as all Hamed seems too catch is hate in the cesspit that is NSB