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Gatti lost handily to De La Hoya, but his courage was shown by refusing to quit and fighting on, after being dropped in the first round. A few fights later Gatti would engage in a three fight trilogy with Micky Ward, which is seen to be one of the best trilogies in the history of the sport. After the trilogy, Gatti was ranked number one contender by the [[WBC]] in the light welterweight class, and a fight was scheduled for the vacant title against [[Gianluca Branco]]. Gatti [[Arturo Gatti vs. Gianluca Branco|won]] the fight, and became a two-time champion, something many felt he would never be able to accomplish.  
 
Gatti lost handily to De La Hoya, but his courage was shown by refusing to quit and fighting on, after being dropped in the first round. A few fights later Gatti would engage in a three fight trilogy with Micky Ward, which is seen to be one of the best trilogies in the history of the sport. After the trilogy, Gatti was ranked number one contender by the [[WBC]] in the light welterweight class, and a fight was scheduled for the vacant title against [[Gianluca Branco]]. Gatti [[Arturo Gatti vs. Gianluca Branco|won]] the fight, and became a two-time champion, something many felt he would never be able to accomplish.  
  
Gatti then [[Arturo Gatti vs. Leonard Dorin|stopped]] [[Leonard Dorin]], who had never been knocked out before. He followed this with a [[Arturo Gatti vs. Jesse James Leija|victory]] over former champion [[Jesse James Leija]]. Finally a fight was set up between Gatti and the highly regarded [[Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]], in June of 2005. Gatti [[Arturo Gatti vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr|lost]] the fight and was completely dominated, and stopped. As of September 2005, he has announced he will campaign at welterweight in the future. On July 22, 2006, Gatti lost to [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]] by a [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir vs. Arturo Gatti|ninth round stoppage]] in his bid to win the WBC welterweight title.
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Gatti then [[Arturo Gatti vs. Leonard Dorin|stopped]] [[Leonard Dorin]], who had never been knocked out before. He followed this with a [[Arturo Gatti vs. Jesse James Leija|victory]] over former champion [[Jesse James Leija]]. Finally a fight was set up between Gatti and the highly regarded [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]], in June of 2005. Gatti [[Arturo Gatti vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.|lost]] the fight and was completely dominated, and stopped. As of September 2005, he has announced he will campaign at welterweight in the future. On July 22, 2006, Gatti lost to [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir]] by a [[Carlos Manuel Baldomir vs. Arturo Gatti|ninth round stoppage]] in his bid to win the WBC welterweight title.
  
 
Current talks have him considering a fight between himself and either [[Matthew Hatton]], [[Ricky Hatton|Ricky Hatton's]] younger brother, or [[Lovemore N'dou]], who has apparently "called out" Gatti
 
Current talks have him considering a fight between himself and either [[Matthew Hatton]], [[Ricky Hatton|Ricky Hatton's]] younger brother, or [[Lovemore N'dou]], who has apparently "called out" Gatti
 
== Professional World Titles ==
 
*IBF super featherweight title (1995-97); vacates title to move to lightweight
 
*WBC light welterweight title (2004-05)
 
  
 
== Comments ==
 
== Comments ==
 
 
*[[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]]: 1997 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Gabriel Ruelas|W KO5]] [[Gabriel Ruelas]]), 1998 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Ivan Robinson (1st meeting)|L 10]] Ivan Robinson), 2002 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (1st meeting)|L 10]] Micky Ward), 2003 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (3rd meeting)|W 10]] Micky Ward)
 
*[[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]]: 1997 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Gabriel Ruelas|W KO5]] [[Gabriel Ruelas]]), 1998 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Ivan Robinson (1st meeting)|L 10]] Ivan Robinson), 2002 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (1st meeting)|L 10]] Micky Ward), 2003 ([[Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward (3rd meeting)|W 10]] Micky Ward)
 
*[[Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year]]: 1997 (W KO5 Gabriel Ruelas)
 
*[[Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year]]: 1997 (W KO5 Gabriel Ruelas)
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Revision as of 15:28, 7 April 2008

Arturo Gatti

Name: Arturo Gatti
Alias: Thunder
Born: 1972-04-15
Birthplace: Calabria, Italy
Died: 2009-07-11 (Age:37)
Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7½″   /   171cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Pat Lynch
Trainers: James (Buddy) McGirt and Mickey Ward (current)

Considered as one the most exciting fighters the boxing game has ever produced, Arturo Gatti is one of the most recognized fighters today. Gatti has been involved in four Ring Magazine Fight of the Year bouts. Gatti won the IBF 130 lb title against Tracy Harris Patterson in 1995. He defended his belt three times before relinquising the title to move to 135 pounds. It was at that weight where Gatti lost to Angel Manfredy and Ivan Robinson in three consecutive fights. Some people called for his retirement after losing three in a row, and not winning a single fight in 1998. However Gatti roared back, and in 1999 and 2000 he ran up a string of victories before fighting Oscar De La Hoya.

Gatti lost handily to De La Hoya, but his courage was shown by refusing to quit and fighting on, after being dropped in the first round. A few fights later Gatti would engage in a three fight trilogy with Micky Ward, which is seen to be one of the best trilogies in the history of the sport. After the trilogy, Gatti was ranked number one contender by the WBC in the light welterweight class, and a fight was scheduled for the vacant title against Gianluca Branco. Gatti won the fight, and became a two-time champion, something many felt he would never be able to accomplish.

Gatti then stopped Leonard Dorin, who had never been knocked out before. He followed this with a victory over former champion Jesse James Leija. Finally a fight was set up between Gatti and the highly regarded Floyd Mayweather Jr., in June of 2005. Gatti lost the fight and was completely dominated, and stopped. As of September 2005, he has announced he will campaign at welterweight in the future. On July 22, 2006, Gatti lost to Carlos Manuel Baldomir by a ninth round stoppage in his bid to win the WBC welterweight title.

Current talks have him considering a fight between himself and either Matthew Hatton, Ricky Hatton's younger brother, or Lovemore N'dou, who has apparently "called out" Gatti

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Preceded by:
Tracy Harris Patterson
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
1995 Dec 15 – 1998 Mar 13
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Roberto Garcia
Preceded by:
Kostya Tszyu
Stripped
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
2004 Jan 24 – 2005 Jun 25
Succeeded by:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.