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Old 07-19-2007, 03:10 AM   #46
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:24 AM   #47
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wow, harsh and rare......idk about overrated fights and these arent the only fights that made these guys special, gatti has been in fight of the year without ward
I know. I am saying clearly Gatti-Ward is overrated in comparison to say MAB-Barrera, because MAB-Barrera had similiar sustained back and forth action with a lack of defence, but with elite P4P level fighters utilising great top class offencive skills....

Where as Gatti vs. Ward was two FRINGE CONTENDERS at best just slugging the **** out of each other. Boring to me honestly.
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I know. I am saying clearly Gatti-Ward is overrated in comparison to say MAB-Barrera, because MAB-Barrera had similiar sustained back and forth action with a lack of defence, but with elite P4P level fighters utilising great top class offencive skills....

Where as Gatti vs. Ward was two FRINGE CONTENDERS at best just slugging the **** out of each other. Boring to me honestly.
fought himself, did he?

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Gatti is no journeyman. He was a solid contender and also a beltholder in different weight classes.
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Gatti is no journeyman. He was a solid contender and also a beltholder in different weight classes.
At 130, he was indeed a solid contender. After that, a gate keeper/journeyman title is very fitting for Gatti, look what happened whenever he fought a good fighter who was not totally shot.

He was glorified because of his exciting qualities, in real ability, he was a gate keeper at best outside of 130.
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fought himself, did he?
I meant MAB-Morales, it was late.
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After that, a gate keeper/journeyman title is very fitting for Gatti

He was considered #1 Junior Welterweight contender by the Ring, though. And then a Top8 Welterweight when he beat Thomas Daamgard.

By the way, look the article about Gatti in Fightnews, they show you the changes in his face by comparing a photograph of 1991 and one of 2007. The guy has totally changed.
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He was considered #1 Junior Welterweight contender by the Ring, though. And then a Top8 Welterweight when he beat Thomas Daamgard.

By the way, look the article about Gatti in Fightnews, they show you the changes in his face by comparing a photograph of 1991 and one of 2007. The guy has totally changed.
Yes, he was highly ranked and well regarded, not the word "glorified" journeyman/gatekeeper above 130.

Gatti would have beaten none of his 140 contemporaries, he would have been trashed, he was fed easy fights to keep the thing going for the fans.

The fact that he was ranked after beating a domestic danish tomato can is pretty pathetic since he was coming off of a one sided TKO loss. He was even ranked after Baldomir beat him down, I believe at #13 at the time he fought Gomez... that's pathetic.

He has totally changed, it's sickening the amount of punishment he's taken.
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