Arturo Gatti vs. Emanuel Burton

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by thunder06, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. thunder06

    thunder06 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    If this fight were to have taken place a few years ago at 140 lbs who would you pick to win?
  2. bhwbj

    bhwbj Member Full Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Burton had better skills, but Gatti had a much higher will to win. This would have been a fun fight to watch.
  3. thunder06

    thunder06 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    ward was able to beat burton because of his will and his pressure, i think gatti could have done it too.
  4. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    But Ward does that better than Gatti, walking a guy down and wearing him out with body shots. And Ward only just beat him.

    That is one of my favourite fights ever, Ive seen 50 times and I think Augustus won it. But it was by no means controversial, it was a war and Ward pipped it with the KD.

    If anything I feel its Gatti's handspeed and skill thats get Augustus in this. I reckon he would be able to catch him more often and wouldnt be taking so much back as Ward.
    Under Mcgirt, Arturo had a little more savvy and rhythm about him, and it complimented his natural ability nicely.

    Gatti is a titlelist calibre of fighter, Ward and EA are fringe contenders at best. There have been times in their careers that they have been far from that.

    Either way its a fight of the year kind of fight.