Gatti-Ward Trilogy 720p
Trilogy against Micky Ward
Gatti at the post-fight press conference on June 7, 2003
In 2001, Gatti only had one fight, going up in weight to meet welterweight Oscar De La Hoya, who beat him by a technical knockout in five rounds. In 2002, Gatti returned to the light welterweight division and defeated former world champion Terronn Millett by a knockout in round four. He then split two ten-round decisions with “Irish” Micky Ward, losing their first bout, but winning their second. Gatti-Ward I also earned “Fight of the Year” honors by Ring Magazine, and the 9th round was called the Round of the Century by Emanuel Steward. On June 7, 2003, he and Ward had a rubber match. Gatti broke his twice-repaired right hand on an uppercut in the fourth, and he dropped his arm. In the sixth, Gatti dominated the round, but got caught with an overhand to the top of the head a second before the bell rang and went down. The final scorecards read, 96–93, 96–93 and 97–92, in favor of Gatti. The third fight between the two was again named “Fight of the Year” by Ring Magazine. Gatti vs Ward I & III are also part of HBO’s 10 best fights of the decade.
1. Arturo Gatti Vs. Micky Ward I
1. Arturo Gatti Vs. Micky Ward II (uncut)
1. Arturo Gatti Vs. Micky Ward III (uncut)
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