You Gatti Believe. Ring Warrior Gatti Found Dead.

Rexwell VillasContributor IJuly 13, 2009

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JULY 14:  Arturo Gatti enters the ring for his Welterweight fight against Alfonso Gomez on July 14, 2007 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The binge of deaths among stars is now approaching the grocery-list zone. It all started with Farrah Fawcett and MJ then Billy Mays to Ed McMahon. Joining the bandwagon later were ex-sport stars Alexis Arguello, Steve McNair and now is its newest addition- former Junior Welterweight champ Arturo Gatti.

Gatti, who was best known with a trio of ring encounters with Mickey Ward, was allegedly killed by his wife-23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues -in a tourist resort in Brazil. Contradictions in statements of his wife lead the police to detain her as their primary suspect.

Rodrigues told the police that it was her who found the dead body of Gatti but could not explain well how come it took her 10 hours before realizing there was a dead body with her inside the residence.

Prior to the incident, she also said there was a fight between her and Gatti Friday night after dinner that resulted the latter pushing her wife to the ground with witnesses reporting the same adding that Gatti was drunk.

Arturo Gatti waas 37 years old and has a career record of 40-9 and 31 knockouts after calling it quits in 2007. hailmaryattempt. http://hailmaryattempt.blogspot.com/