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Saturday Lecture…Ward versus Gatti (1)

by coldwarrior ( 12 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, Boxing, Open thread, saturday lecture series, Sports at June 12th, 2010 - 8:00 am

Possibly the greatest fight of all time. Lecture on a left hook and body shot …Arturo ‘Thunder’ Gatti versus ‘Irish’ Mickey Ward (1).

This will be academics by pugilism to make the point of “never stop fighting”. Ward did not stop even though he was beaten by the 6th round. This sort of tenacity and sheer will to win is to be admired and emulated as we approach the elections.

These two men fought 2 more times, became best of friends, Ward became Gatti’s trainer and eulogized Gatti at Gatti’s funeral.





RIP Gatti.

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12 Responses to “Saturday Lecture…Ward versus Gatti (1)”
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  1. 1 | June 12, 2010 8:49 am

    I’ve gotten to where I like watching the UFC fights. They are still a sport. You aren’t allowed to hit to the groin, and in the event you get hit in the groin you get five minutes to recover. That is a game, niot a fight, but it is still interesting. They take a lot of punishment, and really have to be at the top of their game on a number of different levels to compete.

  2. mawskrat
    2 | June 12, 2010 9:13 am

    are we gonna have a England/USA futbol thread today?

  3. mawskrat
    3 | June 12, 2010 9:22 am

    I think CW is biased agaisnt the worlds greatest sport!

    /////// Rugby anyone?

  4. mfhorn
    4 | June 12, 2010 9:41 am

    ‘Never give up fighting’ is a lesson more people need to learn, especially when we’re faced with a determined, insane enemy.

  5. huckfunn
    5 | June 12, 2010 9:58 am

    One of those rounds reminded me of the scene in Cool Hand Luke (one of my favorite flics) when Luke wouldn’t stay down after Dragline had beat him into the ground. I researched Gatti a little bit and it appears that the final conclusion was that his death was a suicide. They initially charged his wife with murder, then concluded it was suicide. Gatti’s family requested a second autopsy but I guess nothing ever came of it.

  6. huckfunn
    6 | June 12, 2010 10:11 am

    Bunch of sleepyheads. I’m gonna go mow.

  7. mawskrat
    7 | June 12, 2010 10:16 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    Bunch of sleepyheads. I’m gonna go mow.

    it’s pissing rain here….I can only row the grass!

  8. snork
    8 | June 12, 2010 10:19 am

    mfhorn wrote:

    ‘Never give up fighting’ is a lesson more people need to learn, especially when we’re faced with a determined, insane enemy.

    You mean the democrats?

  9. snork
    9 | June 12, 2010 10:24 am

    WTF? Miss Lindsey Graham is now a skeptic?

    I think they’ve oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they’ve been alarmist and the science is in question…

    Poll numbers must be hurting.

  10. mfhorn
    10 | June 12, 2010 10:28 am

    @ snork:

    Well, my first thought was the nutbags in the M.E., but there are plenty of Dems out there who fit the bill, too.

  11. RIX
    11 | June 12, 2010 10:37 am

    Good morning. Fightin Irish, the sweet science!
    The Blackhawks are big news in Chicago, with the parade yesterday.
    At the same time the “Crosstown Classic” started with the Sox & Cubs at Wrigley.
    Three at Wrigley this week & in two weeks three at U.S Cellular.
    Here’s the kicker, they are playing for the B.P. Cup, as in British Petroleum, seriously.

  12. snork
    12 | June 12, 2010 11:39 am

    What not to do when you don’t have change for the toll:


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