posted on Jan, 26 2004 @ 06:44 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - It had none of the drama of his Micky Ward wars, but Arturo Gatti won more than respect Saturday, hammering out a 12-round
decision over Gianluca Branco to capture the WBC junior welterweight title.
Gamely fighting with an injured hand for most of the night, Gatti (37-6) scored a 10-round knockdown and handed the Italian champion his first loss
ever before a home-state crowd of 11,237.