"Thunder" Gatti dead in Brazil; wife is charged

Canadian boxer was on vacation with his family when he was strangled to death

Saturday morning the body of Canadian former welterweight world champion boxer Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, 37, was a found dead in his room at a Brazilian resort. Police say he was strangled to death with the strap of a purse and had also suffered a head injury. Brazilian police have charged Gatti’s wife, Amanda Rodrigues, 23, of Brazil, with murder. The couple were vacationing in the country with their 1-year-old son.



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