"At the press conference, there will be six experts. They are six of the most preeminent experts in the country who have been involved in homicide investigations. Suicide has been ruled out by all of the experts, and the criminal profiler and crime scene expert has absolutely determined that Arturo Gatti's death is not a suicide, and that it's a homicide." – RingTV
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen—and of course the loyal fans of a boxing legend Arturo ‘Thunder’ Gatti (40-9-0).
Gatti did not commit suicide, as was proposed by many at the early stages of the Brazilian investigation following his death.
A number of well-respected and highly-regarded investigators have finally concluded on something that has been circling many minds this whole time. That is that Gatti could not have killed himself—it had to have been something else.
The details are not yet released, but everything will be revealed and explained on Aug. 30 at the Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, N.J.
I know this will come as pleasant news to his former opponent and later one of his best friends Micky Ward, with whom they fought a mind-dazzling trilogy that will be remembered for as long as boxing exists.
I am also glad that this is the way the investigation turned out, because people like Gatti don’t deserve a suicidal end.
His career and his attitude in and out of the ring were nothing less than formidable. He was a tremendous fighter and a respectful human being.
May he rest in peace, and may his murderer be punished for the crime committed.