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Canadian former World Welterweight Champion Arturo Gatti has reportedly died.

According to the officials in the public safety department, Gatti was found dead by his wife Amanda in the Brazilian city of Pernambuco where the couple was celebrating their honeymoon with their one-year old son.

Amanda Gatti reportedly awoke to her husband laying dead on the floor of a condo that the pair had rented in Northeast Brazil. Gatti reportedly had marks on his neck and head that were made with a blunt instrument. Brazilian authorities are investigating the suspected homicide.

Gatti was 37 years old.

A spokeswoman for the public safety department of Pernambuco released the following statement:

"There were no bullet or stab wounds on his body, but police did find blood stains on the floor," she said, adding that his wife and son were unhurt.

No further details were provided as the spokeswoman stated that she was not authorized to comment on the case.

Born in Italy, Gatti moved to Montreal at a young age and turned pro June 10th 1991, scoring a TKO over Jose Gonzalez.

Gatti captured his first professional title on June 28th 1994 by defeating Pete Taliaferro for the USBA junior lightweight crown.

On June 15th 1995 Gatti earned his first world title in a unanimous decision over Tracy Patterson to capture the IBF Junior lightweight title. Gatti would defend that title in 1996 against Wilson Rodriguez in a tilt that would earn "1996 Fight of the Year" honours as Gatti protected his title.

Gatti would earn Fight of the Year honours once again in 1997 thanks to his memorable bout with Gabriel Ruelas that saw Gatti persevere for a fifth round TKO.

After relinquishing his title to move up in weight-class, a Gatti scrap was once again was selected as Fight of the Year in a 10-round loss to Ivan Robinson. Despite the loss, Gatti's reputation had grown so much that he earned a shot at the biggest fight of his career against one of the sport's biggest stars, 'the Golden Boy' Oscar de La Hoya.

Although Gatti lost the bout, he earned the respect of fight fans around the world by going toe-to-toe with one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

In 2002, Gatti found his foil in 'Irish' Mickey Ward, a tough-as-nails scrapper who would bring out the best in Gatti. The pair staged three of the most memorable fights in recent memory as the two-gladiators appeared to re-enact the climatic scene of a fictional boxing movie where the protagonists exchange haymakers until nothing is left of their opponent. As the New York Post's boxing writer Lenn Robins stated: "It wasn't a trilogy, it was a thrill-ogy."

The notoriety earned from the Gatti/Ward trilogy turned Gatti's title shot against Gianluca Branco a must-see event. Gatti sealed the deal with a 10th round KO to capture the WBC Super Lightweight crown.

Gatti dropped his titles to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on June 25th 2005, suffering his worst-ever defeat by throwing in the towel in the sixth round.

Following a loss to Alfonso Gomez in 2007, Gatti announced his retirement from boxing with a record of 40 wins and nine losses.

http://www.tsn.ca/boxing/story/?id=284455

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Wow that is sad, he had a great connection to Jersey too, living in Jersey City and boxing in Atlantic City where he was a big fan favorite.

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It also get more interesting as he failed to answer a subpoena in relation to this fight with Joey Gamache in 2000. I remember the fight in which there was an alleged weight difference.

Tomorrow, Gamache is scheduled to testify in a New York State Court of Claims against the NYSAC. Gamache filed a notice of claim against the organization back on Feb. 20, 2002, but several complications stalled the case.

The lawsuit was transferred from a first judge, and a second judge had to recuse himself. Also, Gamache is on his third attorney after he fired the first, and the second committed suicide.

Complicating matters further is Gatti's death while on his second honeymoon with his wife and 10-month-old baby.

Gatti was scheduled to testify for both sides. A subpoena was sent to Gatti's Jersey City address but Gatti never responded, according to Gamache's attorney Keith Sullivan.

Gatti Was To Testify on a NYSAC case

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If the past week or so has taught us anything, it is that if you are a married man, and you stick your penis into another woman, YOU WILL DIE!

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If the past week or so has taught us anything, it is that if you are a married man, and you stick your penis into another woman, YOU WILL DIE!

Let that be a lesson to you JQK! Next time you're thinking about being unfaitful, look down at your WWSMD? (WWAGD?) bracelet and remember!

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If the past week or so has taught us anything, it is that if you are a married man, and you stick your penis into another woman, YOU WILL DIE!

That and...

Don't EVER, EVVVVVVER, EVER-EVER-EVER get involved with a crazy bitch, okay?

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If the past week or so has taught us anything, it is that if you are a married man, and you stick your penis into another woman, YOU WILL DIE!

That and...

Don't EVER, EVVVVVVER, EVER-EVER-EVER get involved with a crazy bitch, okay?

I think the crazy bitchness is directly related to the level of cheating...or the fact you go from driving an Escalade back to driving a Kia.

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Yeah...I think Tech N9ne said it best--even if it was at a 200-mph pace:

Don't eva go down low with a PSYCHO b***h

Betta never eva go out with a PSYCHO b***h

Everybody betta learn how to see a PSYCHO b***h

Never know when ya girl might be a PSYCHO

That b***h is Psycho too, Pyscho too

Kill 'em with a milli, put a knife in you, twice in you (psycho b***h, sycho b***h)

That b***h is Psycho too, Pyscho too

Kill 'em with a milli, put a knife in you, twice in you

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