Was Arturo Gatti Murdered? A New Investigation Into His Death Says Yes

When undertalented and overtough boxer Arturo Gatti was found dead in a Brazilian hotel in July 2009, police initially charged his stripper-wife Amanda Rodrigues with murder. Rodrigues, it was suspected, had strangled her husband with the strap of her purse as he slept. Three weeks later, the Brazilian cops let… » 9/07/11 3:45pm 9/07/11 3:45pm

What The Furious Ninth Round Of Gatti-Ward 1 Tells Us About Life

If you like boxing or have even a passing interest in what it means to be human, please go read novelist Sergio De La Pava's wonderful essay "A Day's Sail" in the latest Triple Canopy magazine. De La Pava looks at two of the best rounds in boxing history — the one mentioned in the title of this post and the stirring… » 3/23/11 6:20pm 3/23/11 6:20pm