Friday, July 27, 2007

Time to walk away redux

It finally happened. Arturo Gatti ended his magnificent, entertaining career after once again losing to a fighter who, in Gatti's prime, couldn't have held his jock. It's been sad watching this magnificent warrior being beat like a dog in his last 3 fights and go out looking like a guy who stayed around too long. Poetic justice would have been him retiring after the Ward trilogy (much like Ward did) and have that be people's lasting memory of him. I don't know how well he's manged his money but I get the feeling we haven't seen the last of him. I'm hoping it is simply as a V.I.P. type and NEVER back in the ring. Ever.

Thank you Thunder for keeping this boxing fan enthralled throughout your entire career. The sport is a poorer place without you but the time for you to sit back and reflect on all you've done has finally come