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Naseem Hamed long overdue for election to Boxing Hall of Fame




By Kevin Iole
It's a travesty that Naseem Hamed was not long ago inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The statistics would seem to speak for themselves. He was 36-1 with 31 knockouts. In 2003, he was voted one of the 100 hardest punchers of all-time by Ring Magazine. He was 10-1 with eight knockouts in title fights. He was the linear champion, meaning he beat the man who beat the man.

He was a charismatic, flamboyant character who attracted a lot of attention and brought huge crowds with him. Hamed was so big in his day that he appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Manny Pacquiao makes semi-regular appearances on ABC's "The Jimmy Kimmel Show," but it's not like the late night hosts are eager to book boxers as guests.

Hamed, though, gets a lot of opposition, not only from media but also from the fan base. Most often mentioned is his loss to Marco Antonio Barrera in 2001 and the fact that he unquestioned ducked Juan Manuel Marquez. When adding up whether to vote for him, those are factors against his election, but.........

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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 16 Oct 2014

It's a hall of FAME. He should be in there. If you want to question fighting ability, there are MUCH worse fighters that have got in. Gatti ffs, the sympathy vote. He was an entertaining club fighter
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stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 16 Oct 2014

It's a hall of FAME. He should be in there. If you want to question fighting ability, there are MUCH worse fighters that have got in. Gatti ffs, the sympathy vote. He was an entertaining club fighter
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ROCKYMARSHMELLOW's Photo ROCKYMARSHMELLOW 16 Oct 2014

Yeah Naz should be in there, piss poor career considering what he was promising... winning titles all the way up to welterweight and all that etc.

Naz-Pac would have been fun, the way pac rushes in head first I couldn't rule out someone like Naz catching him flush like JMM did.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 16 Oct 2014

View Poststevieb_8006, on 16 October 2014 - 01:41 AM, said:

It's a hall of FAME. He should be in there. If you want to question fighting ability, there are MUCH worse fighters that have got in. Gatti ffs, the sympathy vote. He was an entertaining club fighter

We heard you the first time.
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 16 Oct 2014

View Poststevieb_8006, on 16 October 2014 - 01:41 AM, said:

It's a hall of FAME. He should be in there. If you want to question fighting ability, there are MUCH worse fighters that have got in. Gatti ffs, the sympathy vote. He was an entertaining club fighter
MANE u right ya digs!
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 16 Oct 2014

Naz shudve been in mane dat nigga be great fighter wit entertaining fights mane
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