Arturo Gatti (left) took it to Tracy Patterson on his way to winning the IBF super featherweight title in 1995 in a unanimous decision.
Staying the champ
Arturo Gatti (left) again defeated Tracy Patterson in 1997 for his second title defense.
Arturo Gatti finished off Gabriel Ruelas in the fifth round of this 1997 title bout. The fight was in Atlantic City, where Gatti will always be a legend for his courageous style.
In 1998, Angel Manfredy (right) took Arturo Gatti's title in a eighth-round stoppage.
Putting on a show
Arturo Gatti (right) battled Ivan Robinson later in 1998 in a bout that Ring Magazine rated as Fight of the Year. Gatti lost a 10-round decision in Atlantic City. The two would fight later that year with Robinson winning another decision.
Turning it around
Arturo Gatti ended his three-fight losing streak by stopping Reyes Munoz in the first round of their 1999 bout.
In a groove
Arturo Gatti knocked out Joey Gamache in the second round at Madison Square Garden in 2000 for his second straight easy win.
In 2000, Arturo Gatti dispatched Eric Jakuboeski in the second round for the third of his four straight wins.
Can't get it done
Seeking a world title in a second weight class, Arturo Gatti challenged Oscar De La Hoya for the welterweight title in 2001. De La Hoya stopped him in the fifth round.
For his next fight, Arturo Gatti went down to junior welterweight and stopped Terronn Millett in the fourth round in 2002.
Arturo Gatti (left) began his legendary triology with Micky Ward in 2002. Ward won the first bout, but Gatti won the final two (third fight shown). They fought 30 rounds -- each fight went the distance -- and will be remembered for the courage they both displayed from 2002-2003.
A champion again
In 2004, Arturo Gatti (left) captured his second world title, this time at junior welterweight. He beat Gianluca Branco by unanimous decision.
Taking on all challengers
Arturo Gatti (left) defeated tough veteran Jesse James Leija in his second title defense. Gatti won the 2005 bout by fifth-round knockout.
Arturo Gatti (left) had no answer for Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s quickness in their 2005 title bout. Mayweather won after Gatti's corner stopped the fight after the sixth round.
Arturo Gatti (right) beat Thomas Damgaard in 2006 for his final win. It was fitting that it happened in Atlantic City where he entertained the fans for so many years.
Not big enough
Arturo Gatti (left) again tried to win a world welterweight title. Carlos Baldomir won the 2006 bout by 9th-round TKO.
Arturo Gatti had a split upper lip after being knocked out by Alfonso Gomez in the seventh round of their 2007 welterweight bout in Atlantic City. Fighting at 147 pounds just didn't work out for Gatti. This was his last bout.
Arturo Gatti always gave everything he had and left an indelible mark on the sport.