Thursday, July 16, 2009

Funeral For slain Boxer Arturo Gatti To Be Held Monday In Montreal

Arturo Gatti weighs in at 146 pounds in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday, July 13, 2007 for his Saturday welterweight title boxing match against Alfonso Gomez (AP Photo/ Sharon Stabley)

From CTV News:

MONTREAL — A funeral service will be held Monday morning in Montreal for former boxing champion Arturo Gatti.

Gatti's mother told The Canadian Press that his body is expected to be returned from Brazil on Friday and the service will take place in a church in the city's Little Italy district.

Meanwhile, a lawyer representing Gatti's wife has asked that she be released from jail.

Amanda Rodrigues is being held on accusations that she strangled the former boxing champ with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept.

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