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A savage beating felt and dealt

Updated: June 8, 2003, 4:14 AM ET
By Johnnie Whitehead | MaxBoxing.com

ATLANTIC CITY -- It has been 30 rounds of guilty pleasure, and while 12,643 paid to see the final chapter of the Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward trilogy it may be the fighters who paid the most in the end.

The junior welterweights stood at ring center, exhausted and bleeding -- but mostly hurting -- as they nodded and sighed during an embrace. And then they resumed beating the hell out of each other in that 10th and final round that was resplendent as the nine before it as Gatti won a unanimous ...

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