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Gatti Vs Ward: The Greatest Trilogy

Feb 11, 2004  By Jason Petock
While it isn't that time of year all of us need to take some time out, reflect a little and be thankful. Why you ask? The question is one that really doesn't need to be asked but has surely been answered numerous times over the last couple of years. The answer is clear though. I'm talking about the Gatti Vs Ward trilogy.

These two warriors gave their all in those epic 30 rounds and showed everyone what strength, resilience and fortitude are really all about. No quit in either man, they've now sealed a life long legacy and unending friendship that will never be broken.

They should be an example not only to fighters, but to people in general. Boxing has often been referred to as a "metaphor for life" and this trilogy really portrayed that. It was full of highs and lows, with the end playing out in dramatic form and astoundment.

Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward are everything that's good about boxing. Competition, humility, class, respect, nobility and sportsmanship in a time when sometimes these words fall on deaf ears. They are true warriors in every sense of the word and it was good to see Micky retire with dignity. It's a shame that relentless people in the business are begging him to come out of retirement. Let the man live his life and respect him for his contributions.

Gatti continues onward and deserves every opportunity that comes his way. He's earned a chance at the throne and hopefully will get his turn in line, eventually.

I just wanted to take the time out personally to thank Arturo "Thunder" Gatti and "Irish" Micky Ward for all the great memories they have given me and everyone throughout both of their careers. Some would say it's been done too much already, I say it hasn't been done enough. Thank you for giving this generation a taste of the good old days, when men chewed iron, spit fire and refused to take no for an answer. I can only aspire to be as great as you two have become. The best of health to you and yours

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