Issue | Opinion | Premium | Jul 09 2019

Panel: What is your favourite Arturo ‘Thunder’ Gatti moment?

Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti was arguably the most exciting boxer of his generation and is this week the subject of a BN panel question
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Gatti connects against Gianluca Branco Action Images/Reuters/Tim Shaffer

What’s your favourite moment in the career of Arturo ‘Thunder’ Gatti?

Mickey Helliet

My favourite Arturo Gatti fight was the third against Micky Ward. I had become a fan of Ward since I saw him at Kensington against Shea Neary in a barnburner where both men had to dig very deep. His fights with Gatti were a revelation, pugilistic gold, and had a generation of fight fans glued to their screens. I felt relieved after the third fight because I knew it would be their last fight against each other.