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Its the hall of fame, not the hall of extra ordinary skills. Its stated goal is to "honor and preserve the rich heritage.."
Arturo Gatti was as much a part of that heritage during his career as any of his contemporaries.
To say "he wasn't good enough" isn't good enough. Boxing is different from other sports. This is a sport that still exists today because fighters like Gatti show up every once in a while to captivate us with their determination and will to win.
A good old balls to the wall slugfest is once the most celebrated forms of the art of boxing, and there was no greater master of his time than Gatti.
They give awards every year for fight of the year, Ive never seen that award for technical boxing performance of the year...
The way you continue to denigrate the man who gave so much of himself to creating the audience that you now pander too is disgusting.
If Danny Lopez is worthy, so is Gatti.