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Who’d Have Thunk It? Little-Known Boxers Best Future Pro Greats in Amateurs

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Boxing News

By John Scully

 

Chicago's Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Chicago’s Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Every boxer and trainer who has been in the game long enough can tell you about some guy that the overwhelming majority of boxing fans have never heard of before who has a story to tell. Every superstar boxer in the game knows of some guy from years gone by for whom they great respect. A guy he may have lost to during his formative years. A guy who impressed him with his skills, his talent, his power. Every boxing star wasn’t always the star. Along the way he lost fights to guys who were sharper, faster, stronger and, in some cases, just better.

Not everyone with superior skills and talent sees his way to the top of our game. Like the immensely talented but widely unknown to the masses Earl “The GOAT’ Manigault in basketball, boxing has plenty of guys who once upon a time had a memorable day in the sun that has been long been forgotten about by most. (continue reading…)

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Arturo Gatti Memorial Mass Tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th

by on Jul.29, 2009, under Boxing News, Obituaries

By Main Events

 Friends and fans of Arturo “Thunder” Gatti are invited to attend a memorial Mass that will be held in his honor on Thursday evening, July 30th at 7 p.m. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic in Jersey City.

“Since it was not possible for so many of Arturo’s friends and fans in the US to attend his funeral this past weekend in Montreal, we think that it is only right to give them the opportunity to celebrate Arturo’s life and pay their respects next Thursday at St. John’s,” said Gatti’s boxing manager and mentor, Pat Lynch. (continue reading…)

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A Tribute to ‘Thunder’, the Late Arturo Gatti

by on Jul.17, 2009, under Boxing News

By Jason Keidel

The bewildering array of celebrity deaths includes a man who has never been in a movie. But he is the closest clone to a movie icon we might ever see.

Arturo Gatti, the welterweight rendition of Rocky Balboa, died in a hotel room in Brazil, on a bed, a victim of murder. He was 37. (continue reading…)

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Tom Donelson: Thoughts on Arturo Gatti

by on Jul.14, 2009, under CBZ Columnists

The late Arturo Gatti with Cestus Management's Mike Michael (photo courtesy of Gina Cestus Iacovou and Cestus Management)

The late Arturo Gatti with Cestus Management's Mike Michael (photo courtesy of Gina Cestus Iacovou and Cestus Management)

Arturo Gatti was murdered at the age of 37 but Gatti left a legacy of being one of boxing more exciting warriors.  One thing about a Gatti fight any boxing fan knew and expected; thrills.   Whether he won or lost, blood flowed; much of it Gatti’s. His trilogy with Mickey Ward was one of boxing most exciting and provided some of the stirring moments in the past decade for boxing fans. 
 
The first Ward fight showed boxing at its best and most brutal.  Both men literally went toe to toe with Ward capturing a majority decision and who could ever forget the ninth round in which Gatti was literally out on his feet but he found a way to survive into the tenth.   

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