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Old 11-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Fenech v Gatti...who wins?

Here's a classic fantasy matchup that I've been thinkin' about for a while...
..and I'm goin' with Fenech by UD...due to higher workrate and better handspeed..there wouldn't be much in it but Fenech would be doin' enough to edge most of the rounds...(and this fight would be in the middle stages of Fenech's career when his chin served him well)..

...and the fight goes on to be nominated as "fight of the century"
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Wrong weight classess mate.

Gatti is a 135/140lber at his top whereas Fenech maybe 122lbs
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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I think boxing fans would be the winners, what a fight that would have been if possible
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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Honestly Gatti would steamroll Fenech prime for prime.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #5
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Wrong weight classess mate.

Gatti is a 135/140lber at his top whereas Fenech maybe 122lbs
True Beaver. But they were about the same height and it's only a what if fight anyway. If they could have fought at a catchweight it would have been a full on bloody war no doubt. Gatti was so hard to hurt he would have been there at the end. I think Fenech would have been too.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Another 'what if' war for Jeff Fenech would be Ray Boom Boom Mancini. Like Gatti, Mancini fought in heavier divisions than Fenech. But Mancini was a only short arse > 3 or 4 inches shorter than Fenech. What a bloody war this would have been. Mancini used to try and finish nearly every opponent in the first round and often succeeded. The early rounds would have been hell.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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Wrong weight classess mate.

Gatti is a 135/140lber at his top whereas Fenech maybe 122lbs
...for arguements sake make the fight at super feather where they both held world titles..
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #8
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gatti for mine. too big and jeff couldnt hurt him.
jeff was great once he got his man going backwards but he wouldnt get that with arturo. i see arturo constantly shrugging jeff off then stinging him with body shots all night.
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gatti for mine. too big and jeff couldnt hurt him.
jeff was great once he got his man going backwards but he wouldnt get that with arturo. i see arturo constantly shrugging jeff off then stinging him with body shots all night.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #10
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..if we go back to a time when all the worlds boxing journo's were touting a match between Fenech and the untouchable Pernal Whitaker(at lightweight)..and more than a few thought the Marrickville Mauler was the man to knock the Sweetpea of his perch as the #1 P4P in the sport...
..to me that puts into perspective the regard in which Fenech was held..which to me is a slight cut above warriors like Gatti and Diego Corrales(two of my favorite all time fighters)..I reckon anyway

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Old 11-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #11
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gatti for mine. too big and jeff couldnt hurt him.
jeff was great once he got his man going backwards but he wouldnt get that with arturo. i see arturo constantly shrugging jeff off then stinging him with body shots all night.
..I think you'll find Fenech brought abit more to the table that Micky Ward mate..
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #12
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Fenech loved loved the ruff stuff and it helped him to dominate most of his
fights but could not see him doing that wiith Gatti,having said that it would be a great fight and to close to call.!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:53 AM   #13
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gatti was ibf champ at 130. At that weight it's Fenech by decision. Tough hard war from rd 1! Fenech just too relentless may get dropped as he did in Martinez fight but gets the win, overcoming busted hands.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:12 AM   #14
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fenech has more of a chance here,gatti is vastly over rated but he was exiting quite similar to fenech in that respect.he made his name mainly for goin 2-1 against mickey ward who lost a lot of fights and some to c class fighters.gatti's losses to robinson suggest fenech has a chance.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #15
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Gatti for me, but as suggested earlier the real winners would bne the fans!!!!!!
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