Naseem Hamed vs Arturo Gatti @ 130

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by RazorHandz, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. RazorHandz

    RazorHandz Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    I just came across this video because of the Hamed sparring a HW thread :


    I forgot people were talking about Hamed fighting Gatti back then, would have been a hell of a fight. Who do you think would have won if they had fought back in the day?
  2. Arcane

    Arcane One More Time Full Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hamed would have knocked his head off.
  3. Royal-T-Bag

    Royal-T-Bag Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Hamed fosho, I love Gatti but huge gulf in class. Hamed coulda been an ATG if he didn't ***** out and quit the sport.
  4. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Gatti was a considerably bigger guy so that weighs in his favor, but not enough for me to pick him to win.
  5. KO-KING

    KO-KING Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    gatti was few levels below hamed, Hamed KO in 4
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  6. theboy_racer

    theboy_racer Boxing Junkie banned

    Mar 4, 2006
    Really bad style matchup for Gatti

    Hamed would hurt him badly.
  7. ElCep

    ElCep Guest

    There is a significant height/reach discrepancy between the two, and on fight night there would also be a big difference in weight. Hamed was a small Featherweight, how comfortable was Gatti making 130lbs?

    All that said. Hamed would stop him. Too much explosive one-punch power for a guy with a less than stellar defense.
  8. assasin

    assasin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    gatti didn't exactly have good defence, so i see naz blasting him out of there in no more than 5 rounds. it would of been a brutal KO.
  9. Momus

    Momus Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    When you consider that Patterson was able to hurt Gatti at 130, you've got to think that Hamed is capable of putting him down and out. Given Gatti's less than stellar defence, it moves from possibility to probability.

    It does shape up as being a wild one though, and Hamed may have to get off the canvas to win.

    The Gatti of 130 was drawn out and not the thick-set muscular guy he was at 140. He lost to Manfredy and struggled with Wilson Rodriguez, and the size difference probably wouldn't be as big as some people think on the night.
  10. Andy McNab

    Andy McNab Boxing Addict banned

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hamed by KO without a doubt.
  11. Rainman

    Rainman Member Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I think it would have been competitive, Gatti was a lot bigger than Naz. I think it would have been a question of how well Gatti avoided Naz's shots. If he just went toe to toe with him then he probably would have been stopped.
    Naz didn't seem to have much interest in making the fight happen.
  12. Porgeous Porge

    Porgeous Porge Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 22, 2012
    Gatti would pose the same difficulties of Barrera, a strong guy who could take and could hit and would apply pressure

    I dont know if Hamed could handle the pace or the aggression of Gatti who wasnt afraid to fight

    i think he could make Hamed very uncomfortable in there
  13. assasin

    assasin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    when you put gatti and barrera in the same sentence, you discredit your post immensely.

    naz would have no problem with gatti in the slightest. :deal
  14. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Barrera was leagues better than Gatti.

    Even though Gatti had more boxing ability and physical talent than often given credit for, he was still far behind Barrera in the skill department and could not box a disciplined fight like Barrera did anyway.

    There is NOTHING to take from the Barrera win over Hamed to suggest that Gatti would have the same success.
  15. slim

    slim Active Member Full Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    Gatti would knock the prince out me thinks just to much power for Hamed to handle and out of his weight something Hamed never tried being a small featherweight I can see him being a tad slower with the extra pounds.