By Rick Reeno
BoxingScene.com has received numerous reports coming out of Brazil that former champion Arturo Gatti, 37, was found dead in a condo he was renting in Pernambuco, Brazil on Saturday. Globo Esporte, affiliated with one of the largest television stations in Brazil, is reporting that Gatti was found by his wife Amanda when she woke up in the condo. He appeared to have been struck by some type of object to the back of head. Police are investigating the matter.
BoxingScene spoke with his lontime promoter Kathy Duva. She was unaware of the incident but confirmed that Gatti spends a lot of time in Brazil. Duva is attempting to reach Gatti's manager and those close to him to obtain more details on the incident.
Editor's Note - The AP and numerous Canadian outlets are now reporting Gatti's passing. There will be televised ten counts for Gatti on all of the major shows tonight.