Vinny Paz On Not Making The IBHOF: OH Well, That’s Life!


    Dreams change often for professional athletes. As a child, you want to play in the big leagues. Once you are in the big leagues you want to win championships. Once you win championships you want to be considered the best. Once you have achieved that or are considered amongst the best there’s nowhere to go except for the Hall Of Fame.

    Some athletes get in on their first nomination while others take a few attempts. Vinny Paz was up for the IBHOF this year but did not make the cut.

    Paz has a story that seems like it was written for Hollywood (which ended up being made into a movie; Bleed For This). The Pazmanian Devil has fought some of the biggest names in boxing and has over 50 victories while winning multiple titles. So what’s missing for Paz to not make the HOF? That’s what he would like to know.

    “I fought wars! Bloody 15 Rounders! 50 Wins! 30 by KO! What the fuck more could I have done? Came back against all odds,” stated via Twitter. “No International Boxing Hall Of Fame? Oh well; that’s life!”

    There was a huge selection of fighters nominated this year in which Paz did not make the cut. That list includes: Yuri Arbachakov, Jorge Arce, Paulie Ayala, Nigel Benn, Timothy Bradley, Vuyani Bungu, Ivan Calderon, Joel Casamayor, Sot Chitalada, Diego Corrales, Miguel Cotto, Chris Eubank, Carl Froch, Leo Gamez, Ricky Hatton, Genaro Hernandez, Chris John, Mikkel Kessler, Wladimir Klitschko, Santos Laciar, Rocky Lockridge, Miguel “Happy” Lora, Rafael Marquez, Henry Maske, Floyd Mayweather, Dariusz Michalczewski, Sung-Kil Moon, Michael Moorer, Orzubek Nazarov, Sven Ottke, Vinny Paz, Gilberto Roman, Gianfranco Rosi, Samuel Serrano, Antonio Tarver, Meldrick Taylor, James Toney, Fernando Vargas, Israel Vazquez, Wilfredo Vazquez, Ratanapol Sor Vorapin and Andre Ward.