Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian-born Canadian professional boxer. Born in Cassino, Italy and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Gatti relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey as a teenager.
Gatti won world championships designated by two different boxing boards in two different weight classes. He also participated in Ring Magazine ’s “Fight of the Year” a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2002, and 2003). Gatti retired on July 14, 2007 with a record of 40 wins and 9 losses, with 31 wins by knockout.On December 10, 2012, Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility. He became the 10th Canadian pugilist to be inducted into the IBHOF.
This is the boxer our Master Of Ceremonies has chosen for the “Thunder” tournament, leading to the theme that the fight has to reference severe weather. Here at BW Media Spotlight, we like to take things a bit further when we can. Why reference severe weather when you can beat it up? Namely, a tornado!