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DURAN, WHITAKER AND RICARDO LOPEZ ARE 2007 I.B.H.O.F. INDUCTEES.

Three of the best pound for pound fighters I've ever seen were rightfully voted to be inductees this coming June to the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Roberto Duran, my favorite boxer of all time. Pernell Whitaker and Ricardo Lopez will become members of the elite this year.

Duran was the " best " lightweight of my time. Quite possibly of all time. He would also win titles at 147, 154 and 160. In his prime Whitaker did not lose fights. In fact he rarely lost a round. He was so dominant that he was almost boring to watch. Ricardo Lopez was an amazing talent who really did not get the recognition he deserved because of his small stature. Nevertheless he was always high on the " pound for pound " lists throughout his remarkable career.

Also going in are Amilcar Brusa who took the great Carlos Monzon to the middleweight title. Long time WBC President Jose Sulaiman. Ringside painter Leroy Neiman and cartoonist Tad Dorgan. Their works were classics and they brought great attention to the sport. It's about time Kid Norfolk got in. Joining him are heavyweight George Godfrey and lightweight Pedro Montanez. Manager / matchmaker Cuco Conde is also going in. I remember him being associated with the outstanding welterweight champion Jose Napoles. Voted into the Pioneer class were Young Barney Aaron and **** Curtis.
 

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Roberto Duran the true greatest, recognition long overdue fought the best of latin america and the US at a time when there were no chumps around if you know boxing you know what I'm talking about,this man was authenticly "FEARLESS" even when looking up to an almost 7'ft hearns and quite possibly out weighted by 20'lbs Iran Barkley ,who knocked hearns the F--- out. to me thats a fighter congratulations "MANOS DE PIEDRA"
 

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Roberto Duran the true greatest, recognition long overdue fought the best of latin america and the US at a time when there were no chumps around if you know boxing you know what I'm talking about,this man was authenticly "FEARLESS" even when looking up to an almost 7'ft hearns and quite possibly out weighted by 20'lbs Iran Barkley ,who knocked hearns the F--- out. to me thats a fighter congratulations "MANOS DE PIEDRA"

Its not overdue it the rule you have to be retired & stay retired. I think its a full 5 years. So he is goin in on his 1st elegible.

As far as Hearns height I hope where exagerating/Joking :dunno:
 

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Whatever man, ofcourse I'm exaggerating but it sure as hell seemed that way, after all the man put up with that no mas torture for ever ,but Im sure theres plenty of jerks who'll keep bringinit up so ,I think he did enouht to wipe that forever.
 

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Whatever man, ofcourse I'm exaggerating but it sure as hell seemed that way, after all the man put up with that no mas torture for ever ,but Im sure theres plenty of jerks who'll keep bringinit up so ,I think he did enouht to wipe that forever.

I agree with you that Duran is a Hall of Famer

I wasnt sure no offense, I have not see many of your post so had no clue if you know what your talkin abou or not.

How about a late Welcome to the board.:thumbsup:
 

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originally,Lima Peru but raized in miami FLa.seened all of it down here from the riots,disco era, cocaine cwboys, saw the arguello vs pryor figth live at the Orange bowl, got into Karate in the Bruce Lee era ,but swuicht, to boxing after some guy was lighting me up in a sparring session my karate was'n working worth a damm .I got pretty good at it my forte was speed I did'nd like gettin hit I allmost turned pro ,but one day while riding my 10 speed to the beach , I got hit by a car ,I fleww tru the wind shield and landed between two ladies who were screaming their heads of ,blood ..was everywher. anyways it took about ayear to regain use of my right arm . today I can do forty to fifty pullups in agood day ,I have my own bussiness putting up storage sheds I do preety good.thanks for asking how about your self.
 

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originally,Lima Peru but raized in miami FLa.seened all of it down here from the riots,disco era, cocaine cwboys, saw the arguello vs pryor figth live at the Orange bowl, got into Karate in the Bruce Lee era ,but swuicht, to boxing after some guy was lighting me up in a sparring session my karate was'n working worth a damm .I got pretty good at it my forte was speed I did'nd like gettin hit I allmost turned pro ,but one day while riding my 10 speed to the beach , I got hit by a car ,I fleww tru the wind shield and landed between two ladies who were screaming their heads of ,blood ..was everywher. anyways it took about ayear to regain use of my right arm . today I can do forty to fifty pullups in agood day ,I have my own bussiness putting up storage sheds I do preety good.thanks for asking how about your self.

I was born in Akron Ohio, grew up there & Youngstown, moved to California when I was like 19. Lived here since. I live up north above sacramento.
 

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Hmmm? that sounds interesting,I would need some more imfo thoug, how can I find out, any site in the web in specific you could recomend .

Here is the site.

IBHOF.com /International Boxing Hall of Fame Homepage

Some things like the banquet etc they have tickets ahead of time but nobody goes to every event.

Last year was my 1st time I met with a group of guys from another board. It was great. Shared a hotel & rental car with 1 of the guys.

The flight or drive & hotel are the 2 big expenses. After that its up to you. I spent more on beer & food than I did on anything else.

The HOf grounds is free to roam & they have boxers/trainers doin lectures etc, public workouts and stuff. There is a small sportsbar/restaraunt across the street from the HOf & you can hang out there in between events or at night. Alot of boxers etc are there all week.
Sunday morning there is a parade & then induction ceromonies. All of that is no charge.

They have a BBQ/Golf tourny, banquet , memorabilia show , silent auction & other things that do cost money. But you can have fun with out goin to all of these.
 

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You will next year! It sounds better than advertised. I am also really interested in checking out that bar you talk about! I drink a lot of beer!

Well the bar is nothing fancy & does not have a huge variety of beer.
But its the people there that makes it fun.
Our group hangs out there between events & evenings & you will always find boxers there all during induction week.

I remember Alexis Arguello was the 1st boxer I met there.
 
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