Manny Pacquiao and 10 Boxing Hall of Famers Among Active Fighters

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Manny Pacquiao and 10 Boxing Hall of Famers Among Active Fighters
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The latest class inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame included Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez and Kosta Tsyzu. There are many fighters active today who will end up there. Near the top of that list are two guys who I have not included on my list, Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, because honestly, it pains me to even think of them as "active." They are so far past their primes at this point, every time they lace up their gloves, all they're really doing is placing their health and future in serious jeopardy for paydays a fraction of what they made a decade ago.

There is no disputing that Manny Pacquiao will end up in Canastota someday. His credentials include legitimate world championships in four weight classes and alphabet belts in an unprecedented eight divisions. His phenomenal surge from flyweight to welterweight saw him vanquish elite opponents in Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and very narrowly, Juan Manuel Marquez, probably the three best Mexican fighters of the era. He also boasts big wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao's future induction to the Hall of Fame is a certainty.

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