July 13, 2009

RIP Arturo Gatti

Arturo Gatti was strangled to death in his sleep by his stripper wife. Gatti's fights against Micky Ward were brutal epics that will always be remembered by anyone who saw them. After splitting a pair of bouts, Gatti and Ward had a final showdown in 2003 in which Gatti broke his hand in the fourth round but came back to win. I was so stoked after the fight that I hopped in my Camero and cruised Harlem Avenue with the Italian flag out the window. Real talk for a second, this is a rare celebrity death that actually made me sad. It also drives the nail in the coffin of my interest in boxing as Gatti's death reminds me that today's boxers are boring as hell.

On a related topic, does anyone have any stories where dating a stripper in a long-term relationship turned out well? Don't they usually just steal your money/drugs/car or give you an STD?


Anonymous said...

Gatti was a beast, he was not an exceptional boxer but what he lacked in talent he made up for in heart, he was without a doubt one of the toughest motherfuckers to ever enter the ring. Although your statement about boxing may be some what true, especially the heavyweights RIP, Manny Pacquiao is the most exciting fighter on earth. He's 10 times more of a fighter than your blonde eyebrowed, steriod injecting, retarded sword through the neck tatoo having ass Brock Lesnar, MMA is cool and im not saying brock is the real face of the sport,MMA is till in it's infancy. But the speed, power, footwork, accuracy, endurance and heart of the pac man is some real shit to behold. And he's conqured seven weight classes by the way. R.I.P. THUNDER.

Tommy Masaccio said...

I'm feelin' your swaggy DMD. Just so I can fully visualize this I need to know what sort of Camaro we're talking about?

Lesnar's the opposite of classy