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Arturo “Thunder” Gatti

  • Birth 15 Apr 1972 Cassino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
  • Death 11 Jul 2009 Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Burial Laval, Laval Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 39340050

Professional Boxer. He was the former IBF Junior Lightweight Champion (1995 to 1997) and WBC Junior Welterweight Champion (2004 to 2005). Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he made his professional debut in 1991. Earning the reputation as a warrior in the ring, Gatti's bouts often turned into wars as he was easily cut usually leaving his face a bloody mess. What he lacked in defense he made-up for in heart and power punches. Gatti was not afraid to go toe-to-toe with an opponent. He may be best remembered for fighting a memorable trilogy with Micky Ward between 2002 and 2003. Ward would win their first meeting and Gatti would take the next two. Among the other notable names he fought during his career include Ivan Robinson, Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He was part of four contests that were named "Fight of the Year" by Ring Magazine (1997, 1998 including two with Ward in 2002 and 2003). He retired in 2007 after compiling a record of 40 wins (31 knockouts), and 9 losses in 49 career fights.

Bio by: C.S.





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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 11 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39340050
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (15 Apr 1972–11 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39340050, citing Cimetiere de Laval, Laval, Laval Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .