Sabtu, 11 Juli 2009

Arturo Gatti dead at the age of 37.

Former boxing champion Arturo Gatti was found dead in Brazil while on his second honeymoon with his wife and 10 month old baby. According to reports Gatti’s body was found in his hotel room at the posh seaside resort of Porto de Galinhas, Brazil. His wife and baby were not harmed.

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Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was a warrior … RIP

A spokeswoman for the public safety department of Pernambuco state says the body of the former junior welterweight champ from Montreal was discovered on Saturday morning in the posh seaside resort of Porto de Galinhas, where he arrived on Friday with his wife and one-year-old son.

Police suspect foul play as Gatti was found his underwear, with blood stains on his neck and the back of his head at about 6 a.m. Saturday morning. It is unclear how Gatti died, according to reports, “There were no bullet or stab wounds on his body, but police did find blood stains on the floor.” Police are releasing little information.

This is interesting. Arturo Gatti as scheduled to testify in New York this coming week in a lawsuit filed against the New York State Athletic commission by former opponent Joey Gamache.

(he) was scheduled to testify in Gamache’s trial on a lawsuit charging negligence by the NYSAC at the weigh-in for the Feb. 2000 fight that left Gamache nearly dead from head trauma and with permanent brain damage. Gatti had knocked Gamache down twice in the first round, then rendered him senseless in the second round of their fight at Madison Square Garden. According to Gamache, Gatti was as much as 19 pounds overweight for the 141-pound fight.

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