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Olivares & Cuevas Ready For HOF Weekend

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced Mexican ring legends Ruben “El Puas” Olivares and Pipino Cuevas will be among Hall of Famers returning to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11-14th. Continue reading

Olivares & Cuevas To Return To Canastota

CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 5, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary Mexican boxers Ruben Olivares and Pipino Cuevas will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the landmark 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 5-8th.

Ruben Olivares Pipino Cuevas

“Ruben Olivares and Pipino Cuevas were two of the most dynamic punchers to step into the ring,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming both of these exciting boxers back to Canastota from their homes in Mexico.” Continue reading

Ruben Olivares Returns To Canastota

CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 25, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary bantamweight and featherweight champion Ruben “El Puas” Olivares will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 6-9th. Continue reading

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

by Geoffrey Ciani – Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a ‘true’ top 10 list should look like. Now of course this is not an exact science by any means. In fact, quite the opposite, it is an extremely subjective topic that is often skewed by personal bias, differences of opinion, individual tastes and preferences, and most importantly the absence of a universally agreed upon criteria with which to judge past fighters. Even with these inherent obstacles playing their natural role, however, we can still establish some degree of consensus.

The guidelines were simple. I had every person who voluntarily participated in each survey provide me with a chronological list of who they considered to be the ten best (heavyweights, middleweights, etc) in boxing history. Ties were not permitted, just a straight-forward list from one to ten. I then used a weighted-points system to assign values to fighters based on where they appeared on each individual’s list. First place votes received 25 points. Second place votes were worth 15 points, third place votes were 12, and fourth and fifth place votes were worth 10 and 8 points respectively. After that, the point differential was constant, with sixth place votes getting 5 points, seventh place votes getting 4, eighth getting 3, ninth place 2, and tenth place 1. Continue reading