Arturo Gatti, Former Boxer Found Dead in Brazil
July 11, 2009 Leave a comment
Arturo Gatti found dead at the age of 37.
Former boxing champion, Arturo Gatti, was found deadduring his second honeymoon with his newly married wife and 10 month old baby. According to reports Gatti’s body was found in his hotel room at the seaside resort located in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil. His wife and baby were not harmed.
Police believe this was no accident as Gatti was found in his underwear, with blood stains around his neck and on the back of his head. It is unclear how Gatti died, according to reports, “There were no bullet or stab wounds on his body, but police did find blood stains on the floor.” Police are releasing little information.
An interesting fact about this case is that Arturo Gatti was scheduled to testify in New York this upcoming week in a lawsuit filed by the New York State Athletic commission by former opponent Joey Gamache.
“(He) was scheduled to testify in Gamache’s trial on a lawsuit charging negligence by the NYSAC at the weigh-in for the Feb. 2000 fight that left Gamache nearly dead from head trauma and with permanent brain damage. Gatti had knocked Gamache down twice in the first round, then rendered him senseless in the second round of their fight at Madison Square Garden. According to Gamache, Gatti was as much as 19 pounds overweight for the 141-pound fight.”
His professional boxing record was 40 wins with 9 losses. 31 of those wins came by knockout.