Review: 2003-06-07, the third and final fight between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward was one of the best boxing fights of 2003 (and was named Ring Magazine fight of the year 2003). Gatti had lost the first fight against Ward, but then he won the rematch: two of the most spectacular fights of 2002. In this third chapter Arturo Gatti broke his right hand during the fourth round, but even with a single hand he managed to finish the fight; this will be also the last fight of Micky Ward. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-05-18, Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward 1, has been the Ring Magazine fight of the year of 2002, a real boxing war between two very different fighters. Arturo Gatti, that was younger than 7 years, was one of the most beautiful boxers to see for his technique, while Micky Ward was a boxer that wanted to use his physical strength and had a jaw of iron. Someone has labeled Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti 1 as “The Fight of the Century” and therefore we understand why after this fight they will face in two other fighting (Gatti vs Ward 2 six months later, and Gatti vs Ward 3 in 2003). Watch the video!
Review: 2001-07-13, we had rated this fight four stars but after watching it again, thanks to the comments of “Cleming81” and “mattsnow81”, we have changed our rating in five (on February 6, 2015) because Micky Ward vs Emanuel Augustus was an absolute war thanks to a tremendous pace and some amazing exchanges in which both boxers showed huge heart (in the comments you can see how we rate it round by round).
Micky Ward, one of the most popular boxers despite not being very technical, entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 36-10-0 (27 knockouts) while his opponent, Emanuel Augustus Burton, had not an exceptional record, 24-17-4 (12 knockouts) and close his career with 38 victories, 34 defeats and 6 draws but he faced some of the best boxers in those years: John John Molina, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Carlos Wilfredo Vilches, David Diaz, Ruslan Provodnikov, etc. This bout has been the Ring Magazine fight of the year of 2001, but there were other three exciting battles in that year that we rated with five stars: De La Hoya vs Gatti, Wonjongkam vs Tunacao, Pacquiao vs Ledwaba. Watch the video!
Review: 2000-02-19, the first fight between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera was a real war in fact it deservedly won “Fight of the Year” honors (Ring Magazine). The undefeated Erik Morales entered the fight with a record of 35-0-0 while Marco Antonio Barrera had a record of 49-2-0 (he had lost twice with Junior Jones). This first fight was valid for WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles. Watch the video!