Canadian boxer Arturo Gatti is dead; killed by wife?

Canada's great boxing fighter Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was found lifeless at a resort in Brazil on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

CBC Canada reports that Gatti was found dead in a room at a resort in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil.

And it was known that Gatti and Brazilian wife Amanda Rodrigues were in Brazil for their second honeymoon.

Also vacationing with them was their 10-month-old son.

Amanda and son were unharmed, says reports.

It is still unclear how Gatti died but a possible foul play is being investigated by the Brazilian police.

Investigators are suspecting Amanda as the one who killed the boxer.

Gatti was 37 (April 15, 1972-July 11, 2004).


Arturo Gatti was born in Italy but raised up in Montreal, Canada.

His death on July 11 was almost two years after his boxing retirement on July 14 in 2007, the day he was knocked-out in a match against Mexican Alfonso Gomez.

In 2008, Gatti was considering a comeback in the boxing scene.

Gatti's boxing record at the time of his death: 40 wins, 9 losses with 31 knock-out victories.

Photo courtesy of ESPN Sports

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