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Arturo Gatti Record

Total Fights49
Title Wins2
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins31
KO Losses5
Arturo Gatti Record & Stats
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      What is Arturo Gatti's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and one month, Arturo Gatti fought 49 times with 40 wins and 9 losses.

      Gatti's boxing record after his last fight was 40-9, which included two world-title wins and five successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-featherweight and super-lightweight. He had a 63.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 49 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Gatti suffered five knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 7th round TKO defeat to Alfonso Gómez on July 14, 2007.

      Some of Gatti's best fights and notable victories include wins over Gabriel Ruelas, Leonard Doroftei, Jesse James Leija, Thomas Damgaard, Gianluca Branco, and Micky Ward.

      49Jul 14, 200735Alfonso GómezLossTKO7
      48Jul 22, 200634Carlos BaldomirLoss *TKO9
      47Jan 28, 200633Thomas DamgaardWinTKO11
      46Jun 25, 200533Floyd Mayweather Jr.Loss *RTD6
      45Jan 29, 200532Jesse James LeijaWin *KO5
      44Jul 24, 200432Leonard DorofteiWin *KO2
      43Jan 24, 200431Gianluca BrancoWin *UD
      42Jun 7, 200331Micky WardWinUD
      41Nov 23, 200230Micky WardWinUD
      40May 18, 200230Micky WardLossMD
      39Jan 26, 200229Terron MillettWinTKO4
      38Mar 24, 200128Oscar De La HoyaLossTKO5
      37Sep 8, 200028Joe HutchinsonWinUD
      36Apr 29, 200028Eric JakubowskiWinTKO2
      35Feb 26, 200027Joey GamacheWinKO2
      34Aug 14, 199927Reyes MunozWinTKO1
      33Dec 12, 199826Ivan RobinsonLossUD
      32Aug 22, 199826Ivan RobinsonLossSD
      31Jan 17, 199825Angel ManfredyLossTKO8
      30Oct 4, 199725Gabriel RuelasWin *TKO5
      29May 4, 199725Calvin GroveWinRTD7
      28Feb 22, 199724Tracy Harris PattersonWin *UD
      27Jul 11, 199624Feliciano CorreaWinKO3
      26Mar 23, 199623Wilson RodriguezWin *KO6
      25Dec 15, 199523Tracy Harris PattersonWin *UD
      24Oct 7, 199523Carlos VergaraWinTKO1
      23Jul 13, 199523Barrington FrancisWinTKO6
      22Apr 22, 199523Tialano TovarWinKO1
      21Mar 9, 199522Roman SmolenkovWinKO1
      20Nov 22, 199422Jose SanabriaWinUD
      19Aug 16, 199422Richard SalazarWinTKO10
      18Jun 28, 199422Pete TaliaferroWinTKO1
      17May 6, 199422Darrell SingletonWinTKO1
      16Jan 8, 199421Leon BosticWinMD
      15Nov 11, 199321Glenn IrizarryWinTKO1
      14Oct 23, 199321Derek FrancisWinKO1
      13Aug 24, 199321Luis GuzmanWinKO1
      12Jul 30, 199321Robert ScottWinKO1
      11Jun 20, 199321Christino SueroWinKO3
      10May 15, 199321Clifford HicksWinKO3
      9Apr 7, 199320Curtis MathisWinTKO3
      8Mar 23, 199320Plamen GechevWinTKO1
      7Nov 17, 199220King SolomonLossSD
      6May 15, 199220Joe LafontantWinUD
      5Apr 22, 199220Antonio GonzalezWinTKO1
      4Oct 22, 199119Francisco AguianoWinTKO1
      3Aug 2, 199119Richard De JesusWinTKO1
      2Jul 9, 199119Luis MelendezWinKO1
      1Jun 10, 199119Jose GonzalesWinTKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Arturo Gatti (Thunder) was a Canadian professional boxer. He was born in Cassino, Italy on April 15, 1972. He was a two-weight-class world champion. He died on July 11, 2009 at the age of 37 years. Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2013. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1991 to 2007.

      Gatti made his professional boxing debut against Jose Gonzales at the age of 19 on June 10, 1991, defeating Gonzales via 3rd round TKO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on December 15, 1995 after 24 professional fights, against Tracy Harris Patterson for the super-featherweight IBF title. He defeated Patterson via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.

      Gatti won two world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Gatti's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Gatti had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Mexican boxer Alfonso Gómez at 35 years of age, on July 14, 2007. Gatti lost the fight via 7th round TKO.


      Gatti had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and five successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Arturo Gatti fought for world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. In total, he won two belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jan 24, 2004Gianluca BrancoSuper-lightweightWBC*UD
      Dec 15, 1995Tracy Harris PattersonSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Arturo Gatti had six world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-featherweight (x3) and super-lightweight (x3). He won five of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 29, 2005Jesse James LeijaSuper-lightweightWBCKO
      Jul 24, 2004Leonard DorofteiSuper-lightweightWBCKO
      Oct 4, 1997Gabriel RuelasSuper-featherweightIBFTKO
      Feb 22, 1997Tracy Harris PattersonSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Mar 23, 1996Wilson RodriguezSuper-featherweightIBFKO

      Title Losses

      Arturo Gatti lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 25, 2005Floyd Mayweather Jr.Super-lightweightWBCRTD


      Gatti fought a total of 49 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at three weight divisions. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 15, 1995: Gatti wins his first world title by defeating Tracy Harris Patterson via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF super-featherweight world champion.

      • October 4, 1997: Gatti successfully defends the IBF super-featherweight title against Gabriel Ruelas, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • November 23, 2002: Arturo Gatti beats Micky Ward via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • June 7, 2003: Arturo Gatti beats Micky Ward via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • January 24, 2004: Gatti wins the WBC super-lightweight title from Gianluca Branco, by beating Branco via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 24, 2004: Gatti successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Leonard Doroftei, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • January 29, 2005: Gatti successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Jesse James Leija, winning the fight via 5th round KO.

      • January 28, 2006: Arturo Gatti beats Thomas Damgaard via 11th round TKO.


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