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    Default Arturo Gatti found dead!!!!!!!


    Man he was one of my favorite boxers, a true warrior when he stepped in the ring. Will never forget the wars with M. Ward. He was definately a throw back fighter, boxers today don't fight like this anymore, which is why I don't watch it anymore.

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    What the Ef?

    If champions were measured by the size of their hearts, this guy was one of the best. Was just a tier below the cream of the crop, but no one had more heart.

    Un-freakin-real.


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    Arturo was a real warrior took a beating but also gave a beating, never a disappointing fight. what the hell is going with all these deaths all of a sudden?
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    oh man!!

    I love gatti.

    his fights with Ward were some of the best fights in history.

    he will be missed.

    Why is everyone dying??
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    Man he was one of my favorite boxers, a true warrior when he stepped in the ring. Will never forget the wars with M. Ward. He was definately a throw back fighter, boxers today don't fight like this anymore, which is why I don't watch it anymore.

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    Wow! No doubt. He was a relentless fighter. Wonder what happened? Foulplay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    Wow! No doubt. He was a relentless fighter. Wonder what happened? Foulplay?
    Had to be the wife, tell junkie to watch out!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadMak09 View Post
    oh man!!

    I love gatti.

    his fights with Ward were some of the best fights in history.

    he will be missed.

    Why is everyone dying??
    Yeah, his fights with Ward could have taken place in an octagon. Best fights I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    Yeah, his fights with Ward could have taken place in an octagon. Best fights I've seen.
    They fought like Gladiators
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    The Gatti/Ward trilogy was fantastic, but it was the first fight that may have been one of the best of all time. I think that fight alone may have taken enough out of them that the second and third fights just couldn't match it. Don't get me wrong, they were good fights in their own right, but that first fight may have been one of the top 5 or 10 fights of all time. Just a brutal slugfest, and how Gatti recovered after crumpling to that liver punch I'll never know. The body just isn't made to recover from that kind of abuse. It's not like taking one on the chin and shaking it off.

    Man does this news suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    Wow! No doubt. He was a relentless fighter. Wonder what happened? Foulplay?
    it looks that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    Had to be the wife, tell junkie to watch out!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogel View Post
    The Gatti/Ward trilogy was fantastic, but it was the first fight that may have been one of the best of all time. I think that fight alone may have taken enough out of them that the second and third fights just couldn't match it. Don't get me wrong, they were good fights in their own right, but that first fight may have been one of the top 5 or 10 fights of all time. Just a brutal slugfest, and how Gatti recovered after crumpling to that liver punch I'll never know. The body just isn't made to recover from that kind of abuse. It's not like taking one on the chin and shaking it off.

    Man does this news suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadMak09 View Post
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    Awesome find Chad, that gave me goose bumps, and the theme from Rocky was perfect. Those guys were true gladiators!!!

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    I think Emanuel Stewart had it right, Round 9, was the round of the century!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    Had to be the wife, tell junkie to watch out!!!!
    Have you guys seen the latest news?!?



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    Police detain wife of former boxing champion Gatti



    SAO PAULO (AP)—The wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti was detained as a suspect by Brazilian authorities Sunday following his death at a posh seaside resort.

    Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation. Gatti’s body was found early Saturday in a hotel room at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil.

    The former junior welterweight champion was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with blood stains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police. She told The Associated Press that the Canadian also had a head injury.

    The investigation was not complete, but Saraiva said authorities were preparing to present a formal accusation against Rodrigues, who denied being involved in her husband’s death.

    Police said Rodrigues, a Brazilian, could not explain how she spent nearly 10 hours in the room without noticing that Gatti was already dead.

    Police were investigating witness reports that the couple fought and Gatti was drunk when he returned to his room Friday night, Saraiva said, adding that police were told the pair were extremely jealous of each other and that he constantly complained of her clothing when she traveled to Brazil.

    Acelino “Popo” Freitas, a four-time world champion Brazilian boxer, told Globo TV’s Web site on Saturday that he was a close friend of Gatti and his wife and that he “knew they were having some sort of problem and were about to separate.”

    The couple’s 1-year-old son, who was unhurt, was with Rodrigues’ sister, Saraiva said.

    The 37-year-old Gatti, whose epic trilogy with Micky Ward branded him one of the most exciting fighters of his generation, retired in 2007 with a career record of 40-9 and 31 knockouts.

    Known for his straightforward punching and granite-like chin, Gatti captured the junior welterweight title in 1995, when he defeated Tracy Harris Patterson in Atlantic City.

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    I told you guys it was the wife!!!

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    Nobody fought with more heart and desire than Arturo Gatti. His recuperative abilities were other worldly. It's still hard to believe that he's gone.

    RIP champ. You won't be forgotten.

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