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Old 07-11-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Nooo! This is horrible!! Gatti found dead in Brazil! What a year, so many losses!! What a warrior he was, he gave so much to boxing! Death sounds odd? Possibly killed?


http://www.fightnews.com/?p=17028
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Unbelievable! First Alexis Arguello, now Gatti. Very tragic. Gatti was a great warrior in the ring.

Rest in peace Arturo Gatti.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: South FL
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2 boxing greats gone in 1 month, this is shocking .

RIP Thunder.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Gatti, was the man. I loved the battles had had with Mickey Ward. RIP.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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Here's another site which has reported his death. He will be sorely missed and eternally admired for giving his all...win, loose or draw!!!

RIP Arturo Gatti (1972-2009) | Bleacher Report
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: New York
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Default RIP Arturo Gatti

He was one of my favorite athletes of all time. A real blood and guts warrior with a huge following in New York/New Jersey/Montreal. He represented the Italians to the fullest with heart and passion. R.I.P. Arturo Gatti.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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that is sad. I would never use the word "great" when referring to Gatti as I think he was waaaaaaaaay overhyped. His battles with Ward were good, but I would never consider him a "great" boxer. He got hit way too much.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Very sad. Arturo was a true warrior and gave it his all in every performance. He will be missed.

Latest news says his wife is being held for questioning. Apparently he was strangled with the strap of a purse and hit over the head with a blunt object of sorts. Her two statements to police were contradictory.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Very sad. Arturo was a true warrior and gave it his all in every performance. He will be missed.

Latest news says his wife is being held for questioning. Apparently he was strangled with the strap of a purse and hit over the head with a blunt object of sorts. Her two statements to police were contradictory.
unbelievable.......so so sad.....
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Sounds like they had a fight, and while he was in a deep sleep from being drunk, someone walked in (wife let the person in), and some thug strangled Gatti. Just a damn shame.

Police formally accuse wife in death of Gatti - FOX Sports on MSN
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