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Renowned cutman Joe Souza dies

Updated: November 16, 2011, 1:44 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A young Arturo Gatti was making his first junior lightweight title defense against Wilson Rodriguez in March 1996 in what turned out to be a dramatic sixth-round knockout victory. It was the fight that began the Gatti legend as the comeback king and ultimate blood and guts warrior.

But without famed cutman Joe Souza, who died Monday night at his home in San Antonio after battling prostate cancer since 2002 at age 77, in his corner, Gatti probably would not have been able to continue in the ...

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