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Arturo Gatti found dead

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posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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I don't know if there are any ATSers that follow boxing, but for those that do, Arturo Gatti, former welterweight champion was found dead in Brazil hotel. For those that didn't know of him, he was basically like the real life Rocky Balboa. He was a very good fighter with a spirit that went with it that is rare in any boxer or athlete seen today. He never achieved Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, or Oscar de la Hoya type status in fame but that didn't mean he was just any other fighter. He would come into his fights giving everything he got. He was one who cut and swelled easy, so typically his face would be a bloody battered mess after a few rounds, but that didn't stop him from not being stopped with out a fight. I just thought I would give him some respect here in case others may know of him and since he wasn't a household name I would give a tribute to one of the best fighters of this generation and one of my personal favorites. He was an inspiration to me and many fans. RIP Arturo Gatti.

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