The World Boxing Council joins the family of Arturo Gatti during these difficult times of sorrow for the senseless passing away of a boxing hero and one of the most recognized fighters of recent decades who passed away in Brazil. Arturo will always be remembered for having the heart of a lion and his unforgettable wars with many great fighters of his era, such as the Micky Ward trilogy, his battles with Ivan Robinson, and many others.
Arturo became WBC super lightweight champion and defended his belt two times before losing to Floyd Mayweather, and was a true honor to the WBC at all times.
Our heart goes to Arturo’s family and friends, and especially to his manager, Pat Lynch, and Kathy Duva and Carl Moretti at Main Events, who always treated Arturo like a son.
We pray to the Almighty God that Arturo is now resting in peace and that his family receives prompt resignation.