Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:45 pm
http://forum.boxrec.com/viewtopic.php?f ... &sk=t&sd=a
Tom . . . It was my goal to put Walcott up for posthumous induction in to the World Boxing Hall of Fame, along with a a group of forgotten pioneers, in 2010.
As chairman of the WBHOF Selection Commitee this past year, I was disappointed that nobody involved with the WBHOF has any historical knowledge of the sport.
Anything beyond high profile names such as Dempsey & Louis are lost.
As the official historian for the Hall, I hoped to make a difference by making the WBHOF historically correct.
However, they are not interested in history, just "fund raisers".
I forced in the name George Dixon this year, a great fighter and first black world champ. Nobody knew who he was or cared.
The comment from one member was, "Well according to your stats, he died over 100 years ago, so what's the hurry?
I asked the person who they thought was more deserving and he answered, "Terry Norris."
I knew then that I was in the wrong place, and I have resigned from the disfuntional group