Originally Posted by dftaylor
Honestly... Gatti... Amazingly entertaining, but did nothing of any real note. Who did he beat to get in?
It's not just about that though mate, Gatti had 2 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year awards, a Comeback of the Year award and a Knockout of The Year award. He helped turn a lot of people on to boxing with the Ward fights as well. Anytime there's a 'What Fights Made You Become A Fan of Boxing' thread on here there's a huge number of people who say Gatti v Ward. He might not have been an elite talent, but the guy held 2 world titles and gave the fans a crazy amount of memorable moments.