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Gatti found dead in Brazil

The former world champions boxer Arturo Gatti is found dead in brazil with wounds to his neck and head.

Arturo Gatti was found dead in a holiday apartment by his wife in the early hours of this morning.
Arturo Gatti was found dead in a holiday apartment by his wife in the early hours of this morning.

RIO DE JANEIRO // Former world champion boxer Arturo Gatti was found dead in a holiday apartment in a northern Brazilian seaside resort with wounds to his neck and head, Pernambuco state police said. They were investigating the death of the Canadian, 37, who was found by his Brazilian wife Amanda in his underwear and there was a bloodied bag handle in the flat, a police spokesman said. "According to his wife, the couple came to spend a second honeymoon for a month and rented a flat, making an advance payment," he told Reuters by telephone. He said no arrests had been made.

Gatti arrived at Porto de Galinhas resort south of the city of Recife with his wife and one-year-old son on Friday. Italian-born Gatti, nicknamed Thunder, was the IBF Super featherweight champion in 1995 and the WBC Super lightweight champion in 2004. He retired in 2007. *Reuters