The five new faces were met for the competitive entrance election to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in a more than interesting election ballot that has already begun to be sent to the voters.
The names of Floyd mayweather jr, Miguel Cotto, James toney, Wladimir Klitschko, Y Andre Ward, are the ones that are added this year to the list.
These former boxers must have been inactive for a period of three years in order to be elected, without exception.
In turn, they joined a roster made up of 37 other boxing glories, and each coach will have to vote for five. Those who vote are the members of the American Boxing Writers Association.
With the due summation and control of the votes, there will be three legends that will access the much desired award.
Candidates for the boxing Hall of Fame
Here is the complete list of candidates to enter the Boxing Hall of Fame. It should be noted that Sergio “Wonder” Martinez he left the list because he returned to the activity.
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Each of the ballots must be completed and sent before October 31, so that the resolution is communicated in December.
For last year, the chosen ones were Juan Manuel Marquez, Bernard Hopkins Y Shane mosley. Here is a brief review of the last five appearances on the list.
Floyd mayweather jr
Logically, supported by his overwhelming 50-0, Floyd mayweather is one of the leading candidates for a place in the Hall of Fame.
With the respect and appreciation of many voters, Money has the upper hand to win by a wide margin, even against very great athletes like Vinny Paz or Diego Corrales.
He fought many of the greatest boxers he was contemporary with, he knew how to reinvent himself and change his style when necessary, to stay on top of this business.
The boricua Miguel Cotto he won a place through blows, without any fear of measuring forces with great rivals, regardless of the outcome of each contest.
With rivalries like the ones he had with Antonio Margarito, and mighty crosses as against Manny pacquiao, Saul Alvarez, Ricardo Mayorga or Floyd mayweather jr, placed him among the greatest participants in the show in recent decades.
If there was a monument to technique, it would surely bear the face of James toney, one of the main names of the highweights since the late ’80s.
Solid, fast, smart and resilient, he made his mark in memorable matches, like the ones he had with Roy jones jr Y Evander holyfield.
With 69 professional presentations, Wladimir Klitschko He extended his career from 1996 to 2017, with more than remarkable triumphs.
During the last of his rental career, he faced 8 undefeated in 9 surprising contests still in his 40s.
Anthony Joshua, Tyson fury, Kubrat Pulev Y Alexander Povetkin, among others, are listed on your resume.
Unbeaten in his 32 games, Andre Ward had as short a step as effective for the art of the fists, when compared with the other four suitors to the Hall of Fame.
Between 2004 and 2017, he beat those who crossed his path with a knockout effectiveness of 50%.
His retirement was surprising, as many expected more material from him.