The IBHOF in Canastota, New York just inducted 3 modern fighters--Arturo Gatti, Virgil Hill, and Myung-Woo Yuh. This is sure to create some heated debate. Gatti and Hill, specifically, provide the perfect microcosm for debating legacies. Analyzing their careers encompasses much of what we split hairs about when analyzing careers.
First off, kudos for the overdue induction of Myung-Woo Yuh, the standout Korean 108-pound champion. It seems that until recently, the Hall had neglected the fine pugilists of Asia to a large degree. Recent additions like Jung-Koo Chang and now Yuh hopefully signal an increased acknowledgement of the greats from that part of the world. Yuh was an amazing talent in the 80’s and early-90’s--one of the fastest fighters you could hope to see.
Now, let’s move on to Gatti and Hill. These two aren’t nearly as easy.
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I’ve lightened up on Gatti over the last few years. Really, I don’t have much of a problem with his induction. It is, after all,...