Arturo Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 2007.
A world champion in two weight classes, Gatti held the IBF junior lightweight title from 1995 to 1998, and the WBC super lightweight title from 2004 to 2005. He also participated in The Ring magazine's Fight of the Year a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2002, and 2003). He announced his retirement on July 14, 2007.On December 10, 2012, Gatti was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility, and becoming the tenth Canadian boxer to be inducted.
His death in 2009 was mired in controversy, with his wife first being arrested for homicide and then released after an autopsy ruled his death was suicide.Gatti's death was featured in a CBS television episode of 48 hours. The book Intimate Warfare details the Micky Ward-Arturo Gatti trillogy. It was written by Dennis Taylor and John Raspanti and was published in 2016. Gatti lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2005 by sixth round TKO.The bout was Floyd Mayweather's first Pay Per View bout.Mayweather went on to become the richest athlete in history.