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September 8, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that they are looking again into the death of boxer Arturo Gatti . Brazilian investigators had ruled Gatti's 2009 death a suicide, but a spokesman with the Pernambuco state prosecutor's office told the Associated Press the case is being analyzed again. That comes after private investigators in the U.S. presented evidence challenging whether the Italian-born, Canadian-raised boxer had killed himself. Spokesman Jaques Cerqueira said prosecutor Paula Ismail may ask for the U.S. investigators' findings, which indicated Gatti was killed.
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September 8, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that they are looking again into the death of boxer Arturo Gatti . Brazilian investigators had ruled Gatti's 2009 death a suicide, but a spokesman with the Pernambuco state prosecutor's office told the Associated Press the case is being analyzed again. That comes after private investigators in the U.S. presented evidence challenging whether the Italian-born, Canadian-raised boxer had killed himself. Spokesman Jaques Cerqueira said prosecutor Paula Ismail may ask for the U.S. investigators' findings, which indicated Gatti was killed.
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July 19, 2009 | Wire Reports
An autopsy indicates former boxing champion Arturo Gatti may have committed suicide, been accidentally killed or murdered, according to a Brazilian newspaper that said Saturday it had obtained a copy of the coroner's initial findings. Police have said they are certain Gatti's 23-year-old wife strangled the boxer with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept July 11, but the autopsy report raises some doubts.
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July 31, 2009 | Lance Pugmire, Staff and Wire Reports
Boxer Arturo Gatti's death was ruled a suicide by police in Brazil on Thursday and his wife, once suspected of killing the former champion, was released from jail. Lead investigator Paulo Alberes told the Associated Press that authorities decided Gatti killed himself on July 11 while at a seaside resort in northeastern Brazil. When asked if police had determined the case was a suicide, Alberes said "yes."
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January 18, 1997 | From Associated Press
Arturo Gatti's face marks easily and he often looks like a loser. A loser, however, is what Gatti has been only once in a 27-fight pro career, although Tracy Patterson thinks Gatti lost twice. "I thought I won the first fight," Patterson said of the bout in which he lost the IBF junior lightweight title to Gatti on a close but unanimous decision Dec. 15 in Madison Square Garden.
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July 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Arturo Gatti's career came to a painful and bloody end when he was battered by Alfonso Gomez and stopped in the seventh round Saturday night. Fighting at 147 pounds proved to be too much for the two-time world champion, who failed in his bid to regain his place among boxing's top fighters. "Hasta la vista, baby," the 35-year-old Gatti told HBO as blood flowed from his cut lip. "I can't be taking this abuse anymore." A crowd of 9,648 looked on as Gomez punished his former idol.
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June 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Floyd Mayweather Jr. exposed Arturo Gatti as the club fighter he said he was, giving the brawler a vicious beating Saturday night and taking the 140-pound World Boxing Council title when Gatti's corner called it quits after six rounds. Showing speed and power that Gatti had no answer for, Mayweather pounded him with shots to the body and head for six rounds before a stunned sellout crowd at Boardwalk Hall that had come to cheer on their local hero.
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February 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya has reached an agreement with HBO to televise his March 24 fight against Arturo Gatti, but only tape-delayed on the West Coast. With the cable network embroiled in a legal dispute with the former welterweight champion, HBO scheduled an original movie, "Wit," for that night. "We're locked into that schedule," said Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports. The fight will be shown at 10:45 p.m.
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July 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her Sunday of killing him at a posh seaside tourist resort. Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation and presented a formal accusation against her. Prosecutors will later decide whether she will be charged.
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January 17, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya said Tuesday that he will launch his comeback against Arturo Gatti in March. That was no surprise. It has been speculated for weeks that Gatti would be De La Hoya's next opponent. The surprise came when De La Hoya said that, after this fight, he will move from 147 pounds to 154. That would seem to indicate that De La Hoya's next big pay-per-view fight will be against fellow Southern Californian Fernando Vargas because Felix Trinidad Jr.
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July 19, 2009 | Wire Reports
An autopsy indicates former boxing champion Arturo Gatti may have committed suicide, been accidentally killed or murdered, according to a Brazilian newspaper that said Saturday it had obtained a copy of the coroner's initial findings. Police have said they are certain Gatti's 23-year-old wife strangled the boxer with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept July 11, but the autopsy report raises some doubts.
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July 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her Sunday of killing him at a posh seaside tourist resort. Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation and presented a formal accusation against her. Prosecutors will later decide whether she will be charged.
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July 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Arturo Gatti's career came to a painful and bloody end when he was battered by Alfonso Gomez and stopped in the seventh round Saturday night. Fighting at 147 pounds proved to be too much for the two-time world champion, who failed in his bid to regain his place among boxing's top fighters. "Hasta la vista, baby," the 35-year-old Gatti told HBO as blood flowed from his cut lip. "I can't be taking this abuse anymore." A crowd of 9,648 looked on as Gomez punished his former idol.
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June 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Floyd Mayweather Jr. exposed Arturo Gatti as the club fighter he said he was, giving the brawler a vicious beating Saturday night and taking the 140-pound World Boxing Council title when Gatti's corner called it quits after six rounds. Showing speed and power that Gatti had no answer for, Mayweather pounded him with shots to the body and head for six rounds before a stunned sellout crowd at Boardwalk Hall that had come to cheer on their local hero.
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March 25, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not bad, for a singer. Showing none of the rust that might be expected after a nine-month hiatus to launch a music career and all of fury and determination he promised, Oscar De La Hoya had it all Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena--speed, movement, toughness, aggressiveness, defensive skills and a solid right hand--in a fifth-round technical knockout over Arturo Gatti. But don't order a new championship belt just yet.
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February 10, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
When he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 24 to face Arturo Gatti, Oscar De La Hoya will be staring into the camera. But whose camera? HBO has a contract with De La Hoya for his next four fights, the one against Gatti worth $4.5 million to De La Hoya. But that might not be enough. De La Hoya's handlers, emboldened by their surprising legal victory over promoter Bob Arum last month, have put the gloves back on to take on the cable network.
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March 24, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smash him with a right hand that splits an eyebrow, causing blood to pour down his face. Crush him with a body shot that caves in a rib. Pound him until his legs become too shaky to support his body. Arturo Gatti will accept all that stoically, without malice. He always has, knowing it's part of boxing, the cruel and, for Gatti, often painful sport in which he makes a living. Just don't ignore him, dismiss him or show him a lack of respect. That, he can't accept.
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March 24, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smash him with a right hand that splits an eyebrow, causing blood to pour down his face. Crush him with a body shot that caves in a rib. Pound him until his legs become too shaky to support his body. Arturo Gatti will accept all that stoically, without malice. He always has, knowing it's part of boxing, the cruel and, for Gatti, often painful sport in which he makes a living. Just don't ignore him, dismiss him or show him a lack of respect. That, he can't accept.
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February 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya has reached an agreement with HBO to televise his March 24 fight against Arturo Gatti, but only tape-delayed on the West Coast. With the cable network embroiled in a legal dispute with the former welterweight champion, HBO scheduled an original movie, "Wit," for that night. "We're locked into that schedule," said Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports. The fight will be shown at 10:45 p.m.
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