Arturo Gatti – Dead at 37

7/12/2009:

Former Champ found dead in Brazilian hotel room

Former Junior Welterweight Boxing Champion Arturo Gatti died yesterday in Brazil hotel room. He was 37 years old. He was known to have called Hoboken home at some point (not sure if he still lived in the Hudson Tea Building or not) – but news reports say he was living in Canada.

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He was on his second honeymoon in Brazil – and investigators are suspecting foul play.

Gatti had many fans and friends in Hoboken and Hudson County, and will surely be mourned.

Here was a quote from NJ Monthly from 2008:

What do you like about Hoboken?
“Hoboken’s a convenient place for me. I’m always in New York City, and whatever I need in Hoboken I can just walk to go get it. The people are nice, they treat me well, and I live in a nice, professional building. I love New Jersey. I couldn’t see myself living nowhere else.”

– Arturo Gatti

Arturo Gatti: 1972 – 2009

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10 Comments on "Arturo Gatti – Dead at 37"

realstuff
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realstuff

Champ xoxers & star football players are tough, but their women can be deadly!

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Heard on the news before. He was strangled. Wife is a suspect. In my opinion. It was either sexual asphyxia gone wrong. He was on his 2nd honeymoon. She could have just murdered him.

justaview
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justaview

a little poke and choke!

In response to pawzclawz who said:
Heard on the news before. He was strangled. Wife is a suspect. In my opinion. It was either sexual asphyxia gone wrong. He was on his 2nd honeymoon. She could have just murdered him.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

You have a great sense of humor.

In response to justaview who said:
a little poke and choke!

Skywalker
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Damn, these young trophy girlfriends/wives are turning against their old rich athlete boyfriends..first Steve McNair and now Gatti.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

When I read this article I didn’t know what to think. I was watching News 12 NJ before. The caption on the bottom of the screen said wife was being detained. Gatti was on his 2nd honeymoon. It then occured to me. The wife did it.

In response to Skywalker who said:
Damn, these young trophy girlfriends/wives are turning against their old rich athlete boyfriends..first Steve McNair and now Gatti.

justaview
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justaview

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned!

In response to pawzclawz who said:
When I read this article I didn’t know what to think. I was watching News 12 NJ before. The caption on the bottom of the screen said wife was being detained. Gatti was on his 2nd honeymoon. It then occured to me. The wife did it.

mooshu
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mooshu

Very true. Unfortunately, quite a bit of that going around…

In response to justaview who said:
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned!

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Holy Crap! I can’t believe it. When my boyfriend was alive. He worked for applied. One of his jobs was to guard The Shipyard Boathouse. Arturo Gatti had a boat docked there. My boyfriend met him numerous times. My boyfriend would laughingly tell me that he needed some help driving the boat. They on occasions shared a cigar and conversation. My boyfriend didn’t feel it in his heart to call me to come up and meet Arturo Gatti. I never met him. I guess it was a guy thing.

sand7546
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sand7546

he moved out of HTB a year or so ago…seemed like a nice guy, always said hi, etc….I feel for his family…

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