Branco handed first loss in 12-round decision
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- He had Micky Ward in his corner, a broken hand in his right glove and a home-state crowd cheering his every move. For Arturo Gatti, all was right with the world.
Gatti, coming off a memorable three-fight series with Ward that earned both a spot in boxing lore, captured the WBC junior welterweight title Saturday with a unanimous 12-round decision over Italian champion Gianluca Branco.
Ward, who has since retired, walked Gatti into the ring where
they fought ...
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