View Full Version : when will we have another Gatti?


I-M-E
11-03-2011, 06:01 PM
does anyone miss the buzz around a Gatti fight as much as me?, i know others have tonnes of buzz now as well but he had such a different type of buzz to his fights, because we always knew win-lose-draw, thatr it would be a exciting or mostly exciting fight, nowadays theres alot of question marks about if it will be a good fight or not........we need another blood and guts warrior to step it up!!

project xxx1
11-03-2011, 06:05 PM
bam bam could be...........

nachorjj
11-03-2011, 06:13 PM
Maidana can be like Gatti

Forza
11-03-2011, 06:23 PM
yeah maidana and rios

dan_cov
11-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Michael Katsidis.

Scott9945
11-03-2011, 07:34 PM
Being honest, for some reason I don't miss him as much as everyone else seems to. Of course I'm saddened by his tragic demise, but I thought he was both somewhat overhyped and overrated. He was a very brave and exciting fighter, but I've seen many others in my life who didn't get nearly the acclaim or the HBO money. I will surely be shaking my head when he is inducted into the boxing HOF.

JAB5239
11-03-2011, 11:04 PM
Being honest, for some reason I don't miss him as much as everyone else seems to. Of course I'm saddened by his tragic demise, but I thought he was both somewhat overhyped and overrated. He was a very brave and exciting fighter, but I've seen many others in my life who didn't get nearly the acclaim or the HBO money. I will surely be shaking my head when he is inducted into the boxing HOF.

Agreed. Gatti was fun and he was a warrior, but there have been a ton of fighters who've supplied the same excitement. I'll miss him, but he wasn't the "be all, end all" of "rockyesque excitement."

New England
11-04-2011, 09:48 AM
bam bam could be...........



he adjusts too well and his chin is too good.
and he doesnt look like a bleeder.



in terms of pure action gatti might be the most exciting fighter ever
and there might not be another one like him to come around.


he was the perfect storm of bloodbaths

he was also a huge local attraction in AC, which is another rarity

New England
11-04-2011, 09:51 AM
Michael Katsidis.



id say katsidis is the closest thing we've got today

he bleeds and puffs up

he can bomb with the left hand


but he's not the puncher gatti was and doesnt have the handspeed either.


if gatti werent so flawed he could have been a nice little boxer. he had some talent
at times he did box effectively

jabsRstiff
11-04-2011, 10:46 AM
Gatti gave us some of the most ridiculous wars we've ever witnessed....as long as he wasn't matched up with a guy near the elite level.

As exciting as his fights were, I always thought guys like Diego Corrales or Julian Jackson were more exciting than he was....because they took on the best around them and still made for super thrills.

SCtrojansbaby
11-04-2011, 02:55 PM
A Gatti comes around once in a generation, the hype, the following, the blood, and the action. Personally I always thought Micky Ward was more exciting but Gatti was more legendary

GJC
11-04-2011, 03:46 PM
A Gatti comes around once in a generation, the hype, the following, the blood, and the action. Personally I always thought Micky Ward was more exciting but Gatti was more legendary
Liked Gatti and Ward but to be fair fighters like that used to come along once a week in the 50s we used to call them club fighters.
They showed up better in these days of over protected cherry picking fighters but whilst they would have been popular in the 50s they wouldn't have had as much impact.
Yes I know I sound an old fart :)

I-M-E
11-04-2011, 04:23 PM
****, i miss diego corrales also....i agree with the fact that i dont think gatti should be put in the HOF, maybe his trilogy with ward could be but not him as a fighter, the HOF shouldnt be based on blood and guts warriors/fan favs, but i still miss the hypeness of his fights...hes def a peoples champ in the sence of how he brought more fans out and the fans loved him and could kinda relate since he did lose sometimes and wasnt an undefeated straight to the hall fighter.

Thread Stealer
11-04-2011, 06:58 PM
There's always going to be Gatti-types who make exciting two-way fights. Katsidis fits the mold, but is a lesser fighter. Morales, Chacon, and Saad are among those who were better than Gatti.

$BloodyNate$
11-05-2011, 03:11 AM
Dont know why people are shaking their heads if hes inducted. Wtf? Its not the hall of elite, its the hall of FAME. Fame doesnt mean best of the best, its short for famous, and i take that as being rememerable. Meaning anybody who could have a special place in your heart that attracts fans and can be remembered. Gatti is like tyson. Accomplishments wise hes not an atg, but both were world class attractions.

As far as their being another one idk because their are warriors but after they get ko'd they get gun shy. Like katsidtis who can bang but doesn't have the speed and is not the fearless warrior he use to be but gatti did that too tho in the last fffew years.

Their just aren't as many warriors as their use to be. Not a lot of fighters who just wanna say **** it let's just scrap! That's what gatti was. Now its all about points. Gatti was one of the last of a dying breed....:weedbear:

Scott9945
11-05-2011, 10:01 AM
Dont know why people are shaking their heads if hes inducted. Wtf? Its not the hall of elite, its the hall of FAME. Fame doesnt mean best of the best, its short for famous, and i take that as being rememerable. Meaning anybody who could have a special place in your heart that attracts fans and can be remembered. Gatti is like tyson. Accomplishments wise hes not an atg, but both were world class attractions.

As far as their being another one idk because their are warriors but after they get ko'd they get gun shy. Like katsidtis who can bang but doesn't have the speed and is not the fearless warrior he use to be but gatti did that too tho in the last fffew years.

Their just aren't as many warriors as their use to be. Not a lot of fighters who just wanna say **** it let's just scrap! That's what gatti was. Now its all about points. Gatti was one of the last of a dying breed....:weedbear:


Tyson's ring accomplishments far surpass Gatti's. So does his fame for that matter.

SCtrojansbaby
11-05-2011, 01:50 PM
Tyson's ring accomplishments far surpass Gatti's. So does his fame for that matter.

and what is your point?

Scott9945
11-05-2011, 02:55 PM
and what is your point?

If you took the time to read the post that I was responding to, you'd see the part where he said "Gatti is like Tyson".

MasterODisaster
11-06-2011, 01:13 AM
It's a hard thing to judge Gatti's career really.

The kid was actually a pretty good boxer with wicked power. Early on, he could actually box pretty well (watch the tracey patterson title fights for example), but he ended up as an action style fighter, and once that happened, he seemed to be that for the rest of his career. Who could blame the guy, it won him many fans and multiple millions of dollars and got him several fight of the year honors, and won him a few title belts.

Add to the fact that he obviously lived a VERY hard lifestyle outside of the ring, and it's amazing to us true Gatti fans that he succeeded as well as he did. I mean a hard partier like he was still accomplished what he did was quite amazing IMO.

I know he had pretty good skills and excellent power, and sometimes I wonder how much better he could have fared in his biggest bouts had he been dedicated. I am not saying he'd have beaten the likes of Oscar and PBF, but who knows?

Sad to say, the way he went out was disgusting, and hopefully his money grubbing witch that killed him gets what she deserves!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony342
11-17-2011, 05:38 PM
We already have another warrior like that today. His name is Miguel Cotto. I know what you mean though, I love watching those types of fighters, either big punchers like a Tyson, Foreman or Liston that take out most of their opponents quickly to the point they seriously reconsider ever stepping into a ring again or toe to toe warriors like Gatti, Cotto, Chavez Sr., Corrales, or Barrera. Those are my types of fighters. Sure, I'll occasionally like a good defensive, flashy or slick boxer who could sometimes get some stoppages, like a Pernell Whitaker, Sugar Ray Leonard, Robinson, or Mayweather, Ali but, for the most part, I'll watch a big puncher or warrior type, like the ones mentioned above. Gatti was definitely my type of boxer.

Oh yeah and if you want to see a recent good battle, watch Delvin Rodriguez's draw with Pawel Wolak from last season's Friday Night Fights from ESPN 2. Starts off a bit slow, but really picks up by the middle rounds.

mercado64
11-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Another Gatti? I don't think we will, just as there will never be another Jordan but we still got Kobe's and Lebrons.. same in Boxing!

mercado64
11-17-2011, 07:46 PM
I agree, Miguel Cotto is a great candidate.. its a shame that Margarito had to do that to him. Plaster is dangerous thing

Thread Stealer
11-17-2011, 09:07 PM
I don't fully get this "there will never be another Gatti" thing. Gatti was very exciting, a ton of heart, but he is not alone in this matter.

Saad had a lot of exciting fights and heart for days. Morales, Chacon, Katsidis. M. Ward, etc...all fit the description as well.

There's always going to be exciting fighters out there who give it their all.

JAB5239
11-17-2011, 09:38 PM
I don't fully get this "there will never be another Gatti" thing. Gatti was very exciting, a ton of heart, but he is not alone in this matter.

Saad had a lot of exciting fights and heart for days. Morales, Chacon, Katsidis. M. Ward, etc...all fit the description as well.

There's always going to be exciting fighters out there who give it their all.

Im with you. Gatti was fun to watch, but his style has come and gone many times in history and we'll surely see it again.

F l i c k e r
11-17-2011, 09:54 PM
We will never have another Gatti. Nor a fight where a boxer pours out their heart and warrior spirit like the Gatti-Ward trilogy or Corrales-Castillo.

Not when you have refs ending fights like Linares-DeMarco.

Refs won't allow someone that glory anymore.

SCtrojansbaby
11-17-2011, 10:33 PM
I don't fully get this "there will never be another Gatti" thing. Gatti was very exciting, a ton of heart, but he is not alone in this matter.

Saad had a lot of exciting fights and heart for days. Morales, Chacon, Katsidis. M. Ward, etc...all fit the description as well.

There's always going to be exciting fighters out there who give it their all.


Those guys weren't Gatti though. Gatti has the following + the great fights + the blood

JAB5239
11-17-2011, 10:44 PM
Those guys weren't Gatti though. Gatti has the following + the great fights + the blood

Chacon, Saad Muhammad and Lopez had all those things to. Don't think they didn't just because their was no internet these guys weren't popular. They had huge followings.Today they would be no different than Gatti and possibly even more popular.

SCtrojansbaby
11-17-2011, 11:58 PM
Chacon, Saad Muhammad and Lopez had all those things to. Don't think they didn't just because their was no internet these guys weren't popular. They had huge followings.Today they would be no different than Gatti and possibly even more popular.

I don't remember them bleeding like Gatti and except for maybe Danny Lopez I doubt they had the kind of following Gatti had.

JAB5239
11-18-2011, 12:25 AM
I don't remember them bleeding like Gatti and except for maybe Danny Lopez I doubt they had the kind of following Gatti had.


This is and always has been your problem. You make claims without actually knowing the facts. Media exposure is what builds a fighters popularity outside of the region he starts off in. Chacon and others didn't have the luxury of the internet or PPV for most of their careers like Gatti did. Had they been fortunate enough to fight in the era Gatti did I have little doubt they would have been just as big. They were certainly in wars just as dramatic.

F l i c k e r
11-18-2011, 01:41 AM
When you deny the chance for that sort of glory. You cannot ever see another display of that sort.

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