January 18, 1997 |
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.
July 15, 2007 |
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.
June 26, 2005 |
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.
February 23, 2001 |
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.
July 13, 2009 |
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.
January 17, 2001 |
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.