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2002-08-24 [[Sven Ottke]] w co 9 [[Joe Gatti]], The Arena, Leipzig, Germany - IBF. Referee: Rafaele Argiolis. Gatti (168), the elder brother of Arturo, started well when taking the opening session, but from there onwards he was always running second best despite making the champion work hard for the points. After being cut over the right eye in the seventh, Gatti found it difficult to stay with Ottke (167½) who moved up a gear and in the ninth after being dropped twice he was rescued by the referee with 17 seconds of the round remaining.  
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2002-08-24 [[Sven Ottke]] w co 9 [[Joe Gatti]], The Arena, Leipzig, Germany - IBF. Referee: Rafaele Argiolis. Gatti (168), the elder brother of Arturo, started well when taking the opening session, but from there onwards he was always running second best despite making the champion work hard for the points. After being cut over the right eye in the seventh Gatti found it difficult to stay with Ottke (167½), and in the ninth after being dropped twice he was rescued by the referee with 17 seconds of the round remaining.  
  
Following the contest, Gatti was found to have a minor bleed to the brain and after recovering never boxed again.  
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Following the contest, when Gatti was found to have a minor bleed to the brain he never boxed again.  
 
      
 
      
 
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Latest revision as of 14:23, 1 July 2013

2002-08-24 Sven Ottke w co 9 Joe Gatti, The Arena, Leipzig, Germany - IBF. Referee: Rafaele Argiolis. Gatti (168), the elder brother of Arturo, started well when taking the opening session, but from there onwards he was always running second best despite making the champion work hard for the points. After being cut over the right eye in the seventh Gatti found it difficult to stay with Ottke (167½), and in the ninth after being dropped twice he was rescued by the referee with 17 seconds of the round remaining.

Following the contest, when Gatti was found to have a minor bleed to the brain he never boxed again.