Monday, July 13, 2009

R.I.P. Arturo Gatti

Arturo "Thunder" Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was a Canadian professional boxer. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Canada, Gatti relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey as a teenager. He returned to Montreal after retiring from boxing to work in real estate.
Gatti participated in Ring Magazine's "fight of the year" a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2002, and 2003). He announced his retirement on July 14, 2007, and was found dead in a hotel in Brazil on July 11, 2009.

One of the most exciting boxers that every laced up the gloves. The Gatti vs Ward fights are classics. R.I.P. to a true warrior.

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