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Old 10-11-2011, 05:09 PM   #31
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It was common knowledge that Gatti was past his best and was going to lose..I had no doubt of that and neither did anyone else I knew.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:11 PM   #32
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Oscar De La Hoya beat a younger more game Gatti in a lopsided TKO, and didn't feel the need to sucker punch.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:14 PM   #33
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Gatti-Mayweather is what I call a "20/20 hindsight" fight. In hindsight, how did anyone think Gatti would stand a chance?
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #34
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This is revisionist history right here. Alot of people on THIS board were picking Gatti.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #35
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Gatti-Mayweather is what I call a "20/20 hindsight" fight. In hindsight, how did anyone think Gatti would stand a chance?
Yeah, this has happened with some of Pac's match ups too in retrospect. You never know when a world class guy is going to have another world class night.

Gatti had been overachieving before the match - he destroyed Dorin so easy and had beaten two undefeated but europoean opponents, so it looked like he would at least be at a career high point instead of, you know, someone who would soon lose to Gomez.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:36 PM   #36
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there were plenty who thought Gatti was gonna be too big and too strong

this was Mays coming out party for many ppl as he hit a new high
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #37
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how quickly people forget.....there was a large number of pundits predicting gatti. most thought Floyd would win but it wasn't expected to be half as much of a blowout
Name some. Please.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:42 PM   #38
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there were plenty who thought Gatti was gonna be too big and too strong

this was Mays coming out party for many ppl as he hit a new high
Utter bullshit. Everyone knew Gatti would get destroyed, the only question was whether he would be able to make a fight out of it.

People on this board were picking Gatti? So what? There are people on this board right now who think ***io Martinez is an ATG.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #39
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This is revisionist history right here. Alot of people on THIS board were picking Gatti.
Yea, I remember as well.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #40
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Utter bullshit. Everyone knew Gatti would get destroyed, the only question was whether he would be able to make a fight out of it.

People on this board were picking Gatti? So what? There are people on this board right now who think ***io Martinez is an ATG.
not just posters on here i wasnt even a member on the site as you can see next to my post

but boxing people picked gatti too the hype was high

it wasnt til after the beating that people act like nobody picked gatti
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #41
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Gawl-durn!

What were the punch stats for this fight? Never saw Floyd throw so many punches.
They were some of the most jaw dropping numbers I've seen

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Old 10-11-2011, 07:14 PM   #42
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not just posters on here i wasnt even a member on the site as you can see next to my post

but boxing people picked gatti too the hype was high

it wasnt til after the beating that people act like nobody picked gatti
Nobody reputable picked Gatti. End of thread.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #43
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Micky Ward looked like a greatest warrior against Gatti...
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:00 PM   #44
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Gatti was on a pretty nice run coming into this fight, and had impressed at least a few observers with improved technique that he displayed fights with Dorin and Leija. He was still a big puncher, still possessed remarkable recuperative powers, and was considered to be more proficient at delivering his power than he had been at any point since he'd reigned at lightweight.

Also, there were people back then who questioned whether Mayweather would have the firepower needed to hold off a much larger and extremely durable opponent, and whether he would be able to remain upright the first time Gatti managed to connect with one of his punches.

So, there was some intrigue associated with this fight, regardless of the revisionists attempts to say otherwise. Personally, I expected Mayweather to outbox Gatti over 12, and win a comfortable but not entirely easy decision. I didn't expect PBF to unload on Gatti without remorse and have him in full on retreat mode by the time McGirt pulled him out.

And that's what made this such an impressive performance. It isn't the fact that Mayweather won....Virtually everyone figured that would probably happen. It's the fact that he won more easily than anyone, least of his detractors, expected. Gatti was always the type of fighter who was capable of having moments of success, at the very least, against anyone he fought. Hell, he had even been able to land at a decent rate against DLH for a while.

But Mayweather didn't allow Gatti to have any moments at all...and crafted one of this decade's masterpieces as a result.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #45
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Was an awful beat down. felt sorry for Gatti it was clear he didnt have it after this fight. Mayweather didnt help his own cause by calling Gatti a c class club fighter.
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