Canadian Authorities Re-Open Gatti Murder Case

Our justice system is far from perfect. It’s overworked, understaffed, and too often those with the means to pay high-priced lawyers end up seeing a very different version of justice than their poorer counterparts. Mistakes get made and details overlooked. But compared to much of the rest of the world, the vast majority of our […]

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Pro Boxer To Undergo Most Radical Of Surgeries

Go ahead and take a good look at the picture below for a second. You’re looking at the face of professional boxer and Ricky Hatton sparring partner Rob Newbiggin. At first glance, a couple of things really stand out about this picture. First, the quality - it’s a screen capture from an MSNBC profile of […]

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Boxer Vernon Forrest Shot, Killed By Carjackers

Another weekend, another opportunity for the celebrity death train to keep on rolling grimly down the tracks. As children of the 1980s, we were saddened to learn of the death of You Can’t Do That On Television star Les Lye on Friday. Well, he died Thursday, but we learned about it on Friday. He was […]

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Autopsy Reveals Gatti May Have Hanged Himself

Despite the fact that police announced nearly immediately that Arturo Gatti was strangled to death by his wife last weekend, a report in a Brazilian newspaper claims that the circumstance of Gatti’s death are anything but clear. The JORNAL DE COMERCIO acquired an autospy report that indicates he very well could have killed himself while […]

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Speed Read: Stay Off Of Tom Watson’s Lawn

While you snored loudly all snug in your bed last night (and I hear it really was annoying, I’d look into that if I were you), the British Open got underway in Turnberry, Scotland. And who’s the early leader? Not favorites Tiger Woods or Padaig Harrington … and neither is it Charles Howell III (“Gilligan! […]

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Former Boxing Champ Homeless In Camden, NJ

Back in the day, Rocky Lockridge was a bad, bad man. At one point, he was 33-3 and holding the junior lightweight title after knocking out Roger Mayweather (Floyd Jr.’s uncle, if you were curious; video of that knockout is below). Things, however, went south in a hurry.

(Once on top of the world, now… this.)
Lockridge […]

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Cops: Wife Strangled Arturo Gatti With Purse Strap

Brazilian police think they have pieced together the killing of former boxing champ Arturo Gatti, and according to THE TORONTO STAR, all signs point to his wife as his murderer. Authorities say there were plenty of inconsistencies in Amanda Rodrigues’ testimony during questioning and they’ve taken her into custody while preparing to file murder charges.

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Legendary Boxer Arturo Gatti Murdered In Brazil

Another weekend, another sad sports death. Boxer Arturo “Thunder” Gatti has been murdered at the age of 37. According to news report, Gatti was smashed in the back of the head with a blunt object at a condo he and his wife were renting in Brazil for a second honeymoon. What a way to go.

Gatti, […]

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Elderly Boxing Champ Beats Up Would-Be Burglar

Making a living through crime is most assuredly not as exciting in reality as it is on TV and in movies. On film, career criminals live a high life of international intrigue as they fence rare antiquities or cut a debonair image as an international cat burglar. In reality, career criminals are often stupid junkies […]

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Boxing Legend And Managua Mayor Arguello Dead

With an apparent shotgun blast to the chest, boxing has lost one of its most intriguing and brilliant fighters, as the AP has reported that three-time world champion Alexis Arguello was found dead at his home in Managua, Nicaragua on Wednesday morning. Arguello was probably best known for losing two epic battles with Aaron Pryor […]

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