Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In Memoriam: Arturo Gatti

Arturo Gatti's mom holds up his championship belt at the unhappy occasion of his funeral. Gatti was found dead in his hotel room, and his young wife is being held in a Brazil jail, under suspicion.

Late in his ring career, Gatti was soundly defeated by Floyd Mayweather, Jr. but exhibited the highest standards of courage and determination in his three battles with the legendary Irish Mickey Ward. Gatti was one of a kind, and while the media has not paid as much attention to him as it has to football stars like Michael Vick or the late Brian McNair, the boxing world mourns the death of this great champion.
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