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Arturo "Thunder" Gatti  -  April 15, 1972 to July 11, 2009 by mobii

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Boxing professionally for 16 years, his bouts in Atlantic City becoming a staple of HBO television, Gatti could be counted on for virtually nonstop action leaving both boxers bloody. Known as “Thunder” for his powerful punches, Gatti won 40 fights, 31 by knockout, and lost 9. He held the International Boxing Federation super featherweight title and the World Boxing Council light welterweight crown.

He was best remembered for three brutal fights with Micky Ward, losing on a decision in May 2002, then winning by decision in November ’02 and June ’03.

On July 11, 2009, Gatti was found murdered in a hotel in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil. Gatti’s widow has been charged with first degree murder after the strap of her purse was found stained with blood. Gatti was to attend his sister’s wedding the following day. Rodrigues could not explain how she spent more than ten hours in the hotel room without realizing Gatti was dead.

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  • dirtycitypigeon
    dirtycitypigeonover 5 years ago

    he will be missed

  • Yeah, he was a heck of a fighter. All the guys I liked to watch seem to be gone now. Camacho, Piaz, Gatti, etc. I am not sure if Roy jr. is retired now or not.

    – mobii

  • dirtycitypigeon
    dirtycitypigeonover 5 years ago

    well you still have Cotto,he’s exciting

  • Very true. I am just fussing because seeing all those other guys retire makes me feel old.

    – mobii

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very good

  • Thanks Bobby. I just saw one of his fights on “Boxing classics”. I miss watching him fight.

    – mobii

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    great personality!! well captured.

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