Arturo Gatti Information : Boxing Career Analysis
Arturo Gatti was one of the most entertaining fighters of all time. Gatti always entertained the crowds, with his furious and relentless power punching combinations, combined with his preference of getting into wars with opponents. Some times Gatti could easily box his way to clear UD wins over opponents, only to decide to mix it up and go to war with the goal of winning but entertaining the crowd as his top preference.
Where Was Gatti Born?
Arturo Gatti was born in Cassino, Italy on the 15th of April, 1972. When Gatti was a teenager he decided to move to Canada in order to find better employment opportunities. Italy was going through a bad period in terms of employment and the youth were restricted in pursuing wealth and a comfortable life at the time.
Despite often fighting with trunks covered in the Italian flag, Arturo Gatti recognized Canada as his 2nd home. He had a huge fan base in Canada, which later developed in the United States. As Gatti’s career succeeded he also generated a substantial fan base in his native Italy, who aren’t big boxing fans. A majority of Gatti’s fights took place in New Jersey or in New York, where the large American-Italian populations were there to support.
Arturo Gatti Net Worth
Gatti earnt close to $30 million in total career prizemoney. Gatti’s major money earning fights were his bouts with Mickey Ward and the sole bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The Mayweather Jr bout went horribly for Gatti who turned into target practice for the super fast and comprehensively skilled Mayweather, being beaten down in 6 rounds in front of his home town fans. After his death a 48 hours of mystery documentary which is available to watch on youtube, Gatti had a fortune worth millions and his family wasn’t happy with how they would be left without any. And his Brazillian wife would be left with a majority of his fortune. We are unsure on the specifics of this as it’s obviously private information, but the 48 hours of mystery documentary on Arturo Gatti’s life and death is worth watching and goes for 45 minutes.
Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward Bouts
These bouts will ensure Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward both live long in boxing history. The current generation can remember there three brutal bouts clearly which took place in 2002 and 2003. Before the bouts were made it was widely expected in the boxing world that this could easily produce an amazing fight. And they weren’t wrong. All three fights are some of the greatest bouts to have ever taken place in the history of the sport. Despite loosing the first bout, Gatti won the 2nd and 3rd bouts. Mickey Ward was interviewed during the Gatti documentary and he mentioned his relationship with Gatti was like a brotherhood after the wars they went through together. Those bouts brought out respect between the two, as wars in boxing often do. Building respect and recognition from each other with the courage that each possess.
Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Gatti Bout
In 2005 Arturo Gatti faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in New Jersey. Despite Gatti going in with a chance in the fight, with many tipping he would beat Mayweather. In hindsight we didn’t know how great Mayweather was then. The brash talking American unleashed a vicious 6 round assault on Gatti to win the fight comfortably. This signalled a warning to all 140 and 147 pounders, that Mayweather wasn’t a man to be messed with from here. Despite taking a horrendous beating in this fight Gatti showed his heart and refused to quit as normal, trying to land a big shot on Mayweather.
Arturo Gatti passed away in Brazil in 2009. Gatti’s death is surrounded with suspicion, according to boxing fans and media sources. The Arturo Gatti documentary on youtube which I mentioned before presents both sides of the story between Gatti’s family and his wife. I’m not passing comment on this because I am unqualified and don’t have all the facts. But the 48 hours of mystery documentary is very informative and a must watch if you have some spare time.
Gatti will always be remembered as one of the greatest action fighters of all time. Boxing Kingdom favorite Peter Sferrazza mentioned a famous quote of Gatti’s on his podcast. After Gatti got dropped in a fight he went back to his corner and said I need to fight on, I just bought a new luxury car. Gatti did get up as usual and he went on to win the fight.
RIP legend. The boxing world misses you.