Originally Posted by Prince_Pugilist
Arturo Gatti is not an ATG. The thread is titled a bit weird, anyone who is an ATG should be in the HOF. Fighters who shouldn't be in the HOF include Gatti yes. There are a great many omissions thought, namely Naz and Eubank.
Arturo Gatti was not the most talented boxer, nor was he an ATG, but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve to be in the HOF. Gatti would fight any man, anytime. One thing was for sure when Gatti was fighting - you were going to see a hell of a show. He wasn't going to give up, he wasn't going to prepare half heartedly. He went in believing he was going to win, and he trained to win. Gatti's fights with Micky Ward are cause enough to place him into the hall of fame. He wasn't a great boxer, but you really can't ask for more out of a fighter within the realm of what he can control (superior skills, reflexes, speed, none are things he could really control. You have it or you don't).