Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Thunder Rolls - RIP Arturo Gatti

It came a some very shocking news that yet another celebrity has died and in terms of the sports scene the deaths have a lot of intrigue. It was bad and shocking when Farrah, Billy Mays and MJ but all seemed to die because of health. Arturo "Thunder" Gatti and Steve McNair are sports stars who have been involved in some foul play. Both were know for being warriors in their respective sports and both were involved with young women who may have been involved in their deaths. McNair looked to be murdered by his 20yr old girlfriend (who apparently then turned that gun on herself in a murder suicide). Gatti's wife 23 is being held after there were inconsistencies in her story including how she and he young child were in the hotel room with Gatti for 10 hours and didn't notice that he was already dead. Thankfully the couples young son was not harmed and has been put in the custody of Gatti's wife's sister. It is sad that these two young men have been taken out at such young ages.

It has been reported that Gatti may have been strangled by a purse strap and had a noticeable trauma to the head. A family friend has stated that he knew there were issues between the two and the couple may have been close to separating. Details are still coming but it is looking like there is a lot foul play in sports deaths lately.

Gatti was known not for his technical boxing style but for being a warrior in the ring. He was a boxer who would stand in and take a beating and take hit after hit. He would have been glad to have taken 10 shots to the head or more just for the chance to maybe get one in. The Boxer who was raised in Montreal was known and revered in both his hometown as well as his adopted home in New Jersey. There was always a home court advantage anytime there was a fight in Atlantic City, he was their boy.

Never one to shy away from a fight he was most known for putting his Granite like chin out there in an epic trilogy versus Micky Ward. That branded him as one of the most exciting fighters of his generation. He retired in 2007 with a record of 40-9 with 31 KO.

There are still many questions that need to be answered but it is clear that there is more to this storey and it will be interesting to see what comes out over the next little while.

1 comment:

MM said...

You know I am dying over this story. Thank you for giving it the attention it deserves.
RIP Thunder.