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Jul. 20 2010 - 2:00 pm | 154 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

The greatest round in boxing history

If you haven’t watched the trilogy of fights between Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti, you have missed out on one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the sport. While the three fights they fought over the course of a year were all breath taking, nothing that I can think of compares to the 9th round of their first fight back in 2002. The astonishing display of heart, tenacity and sheer will that both men showed took the boxing communities breath away, and as a result, both men will be remembered as two of the greatest warriors to have ever laced up. Sit back and enjoy:


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    Thanks for this. I remember watching this fight with my dad. The excitement and disbelief grew and grew after each round.

    At the time Jim Lampley made a cute comment about it being the fight of the millennium or the fight of the century(only 2 years in). 8 years on i’d say ward v. gatti still deserves that title.

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    I’m a regular contributor to the Huffingon Post, and edit my own political site TheDailyBanter.com. I’ve written about boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for ESPN, Fox Sports, Black Belt Magazine, Secondsout.com, and Boxing Monthly magazine. I also practice Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on a daily basis, so am well aware of what fighters go through. Fighters are amongst the toughest athletes on the planet, and I hope that my writing reflects the utmost respect for them. You won’t hear me bash fighters or make snide comments. Anyone who steps into the ring deserves a lot of respect.