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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Arturo Gatti found dead in hotel Brazil

Arturo Gatti, the thrill-a-minute brawler who engaged in an epic three-fight series with Mickey Ward, was found dead in a hotel room in northeastern Brazil, The Associated Press is reporting. He was 37.Gatti’s body was discovered Saturday morning in Porto de Galinhas, a beach resort, AP reported. He arrived there on Friday with his wife and 1-year-old son, neither of whom was harmed.A public safety spokesman for the region said it was unclear how Gatti died."There were no bullet or stab wounds on his body, but police did find blood stains on the floor," said the spokesperson, who declined to be identified.Gatti, a native of Montreal who lived in Jersey City, N.J., won two major titles. He never had the natural ability of an elite boxer but no one had a superior fighting spirit.

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