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Diesel
05-01-2007, 11:11 AM
In an odd twist of fate, Gatti's camp has let go long time trainer Buddy McGirt and Arturo's new trainer for his upcoming and probably last fight will be none other than 'Irish' Mickey Ward.

The Ward-Gatti trilogy still goes down as one of the greatest 30 rounds of boxing in history, even more amazing is that there was never a belt on the line.

Beerfish
05-01-2007, 11:53 AM
In an odd twist of fate, Gatti's camp has let go long time trainer Buddy McGirt and Arturo's new trainer for his upcoming and probably last fight will be none other than 'Irish' Mickey Ward.

The Ward-Gatti trilogy still goes down as one of the greatest 30 rounds of boxing in history, even more amazing is that there was never a belt on the line.
How the two of those guys didn't come down with serious brain damage from those fights right away I'll never know. Three flat out wars.

Traxy
05-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Round 9 of fight 2 is the most brutal round I have ever witnessed. Gatti has broken ribs at that point, so he decides to protect his ribs by leading WITH HIS FACE! Insanity.

Diesel
05-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Gatti is already starting to show signs of neurological damage. His speech has been ever-so-slightly slurring for the past two years.

Traxy
05-01-2007, 12:36 PM
Godd bless YouTube. Round 9:

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Traxy
05-01-2007, 12:41 PM
Just re-watched it...my god, Arturo Gatti is not human. Look at the barrage of headshots he takes and stays on his feet. There muse be at least 20 shots that shap his head back and he doesn't even back up from most of them, and manages to clip Ward with a few really good ones in the process. Just a phenomenal series of fights between these 2.

Diesel
05-01-2007, 12:47 PM
That was actually Ward Gatti 1. It was dubbed the round of the century by many

quake
05-01-2007, 02:10 PM
I heard this the other night. Interesting move. Gatti is too late retiring to save his brain, unfortunatly.

Traxy
05-01-2007, 03:52 PM
That was actually Ward Gatti 1. It was dubbed the round of the century by many

I wasn't sure which fight it was...thought it was 2 for some reason. Either way, those fights are unmatched for their brutality. The only ones that come close IMO are the Ali - Frazier trilogy.

Diesel
05-01-2007, 04:35 PM
Don't forget the Barrerra / Morales trilogy. Those guys absolutely hated each other and still do.

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Traxy
05-01-2007, 10:32 PM
Jesus, those guys were trying to kill each other.

Diesel
05-02-2007, 08:36 AM
Literally. They had/have a serious hate on for each other. Their trilogy was like watching a fireworks factory blow up. In fact many argue that after their third fight Morales was never the same fighter because he absorbed so much punishment in his wars with Barerra, and was basicly close to done at the age of 28