Former boxing champ Arturo Gatti's wife, Amanda Rodrigues, is escorted by police officers after being arrested in Recife, Brazil, July 12, 2009. Brazilian authorities say she is the primary witness in her husband's murder at a posh Brazilian resort.
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Remembering the "Thunder"
Arturo Gatti smiles at a July 19, 2006 press conference in N.J., before a WBC welterweight championship fight. Gatti was strangled to death in his sleep July 11, 2009, according to Brazilian police, who say blood was found on his wife's purse strap. His wife had trouble explaining the more than 10 hours she spent in their hotel room before realizing her husband was dead.
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Arturo Gatti, left, called the "Thunder" for his all-or-nothing style, was best known for three punishing fights against Micky Ward. Gatti won two of the three including this 2003 match. Some consider the fights to be amongst the best of that decade.
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Gatti and Ward
Arturo Gatti, left, connects on a punch to Micky Ward during the junior welterweight fight in Atlantic City, N.J. Saturday, June 7, 2003. The fight lasted the full 10 rounds and Gatti defeated Ward by a unanimous decision.
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Against the Greats
Arturo Gatti, right, faced off against boxing great Oscar De La Hoya in 2001. Gatti lost the match by technical knockout, but came roaring back three years later to claim the WBC junior welterweight title. He won 40 of 49 career fights, 31 by knockout.
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Arturo Gatti looks at his former fianc
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Arturo Gatti weighs in at 146 pounds in Atlantic City, N.J., on July 13, 2007, for his welterweight title match against Alfonso Gomez. As a fighter, Gatti, was notoriously tough and hard working and had won the loyalty of fans in his native Italy, as well as Montreal, where he was raised, and Jersey City, N.J., where he lived most of his adult life.
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Alfonso Gomez, right, ducks out of the way of Arturo Gatti punch during the 5th round of an Atlantic City, N.J. fight July 14, 2007. Two rounds later, Gatti knocked him out.