Arturo Gatti vs Wilson Rodriguez

The birth of a brawler.

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  • Steve

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    What’s amazing is Gotti
    Has given us a shitload of
    Those memories. What a credit to the sport. Fearless. Although I was never a fan, I learned to respect his skill, and his heart.

  • Jim

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Woah you weren’t kidding. Excellent fight. Had me on edge of my seat.

  • Ibrahim SULEIMAN

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    What a left hook!! Defo compete with the gatti ward fights

  • Rolando

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Thanks for the video Trav.

  • rodney nicholson

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Looks Gotti is tuff as a pine knot. Finally KOed slick with the Brad Pitt slide hook. Gotti seemed to have his hands too low, not how Trav taught us.

  • Tommy Matt

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    great comeback

  • Richard A Guttman

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Very good fight by both

  • Jacob Talley

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Thanx for the email buddy.

  • Don Landolph

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Hey Trav: either that was a really great fight or I just really like brawlers with skill that won’t quit. Either way thanks so much for finding all the great videos and sharing them !

  • melody

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    thank you,Sir for everything. Gatti gotta chin!

  • Roger Lieson

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Unbelievable courage and stamina…wow!

  • Ismael Fraser

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Lots of credit and respect should be given to the brawler in white shorts, for his heart and tenacity.

    That was the most dumbest way to win a fight, to allow someone to use your head like a speed ball!

    The outcome was a complete surprise.

    Thank you for a great video, market your head movement video to the boxers, if you haven’t done that all ready.

    Wishing you all the best

  • R J

    Reply Reply November 17, 2017

    Would you show me that, what is the exact spot in head to give a knockout punch?

  • Don Endsley

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    It just looks to me that both fighters will develop brain injuries.
    I am not impressed.
    I assume since you sent it to me that you thought it was terrific.
    I don’t.
    I think it is stupid and senseless.
    That type of fighting was not taught to me in martail arts.
    I have no interest being in the boxing ring.
    If I am in a street fight, it will not last long….there are no
    rounds and a break between rounds.
    Buy, heh, glad you liked it. Sure you picked up on some
    pointers next time you fight in a boxing match.
    Good luck with that.

  • Gerry

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    You never disappoint! Always find the right video to support your valuable lesson and make the point! I am excited to explore and absorb every time I get an email from you!

  • Dave

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    I am glad my father stopped me from boxing lessons I was taking at the YMCA.

    Have a great Thanksgiving Trav.

  • Jon

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    Ye.., always respect the brawler – Ive been caught out by nuch lower level brawlers to say the least in the past but Arturo was something else

  • Dallas

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    Break down this knockout left hook and you see that Gatti was a lot more than some meadhead brawler. Watch him Step, Twist & Hook,,, a perfect punch in my books.

  • C.W.

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    Classic boxing as it should be

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    I don’t want to sign in to post something.

  • Henry

    Reply Reply November 18, 2017

    Dude got heart.

  • Peter Phar

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Thanks Trav!!!

  • Chris

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Thanks for the great post Trav. Yes, Arturo Gatti was one of the toughest brawlers ever. He sure did take a lot of punches but kept coming. I love the way he threw that left hook to the body and that great shot to finish Rodriguez. And yes, the movie “The Fighter” did not capture the real drama of the great trilogy Gatti had with Mickey Ward. R.I.P. Arturo.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Great content Travis, think I would rather just focus on not getting punched; your head movement course does a fine job with training for that 🙂

  • Murphy

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Well this match was definitely brought forth the difference between having a lot of power and having a lot of heart. Thanks for the video.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Enjoyed that! 😉

  • Maurio

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  • Ralph Gillespie

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    That just goes to show you that a hard head beats a soft body ant day!

  • James Rederburg

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Thanks Trav. Have a good Thanks Giving. You’re an inspiration to kids, in your neighborhood, I’ll bet. Neither boxer, in this fight, ran a defensive game, so the lack of head movement cost Gatti some bandaids.

    I’ve been focusing on the vulnerability created as most boxers throw a punch. I find it interesting that such a gift is presented at that moment, unless it’s fired during, or before a slip; that’s what Tyson used very well. He owed his trainer for his success, because every time he tried to change, the style, he lost.

    Happy hollidays, Trav.

  • ChrisM

    Reply Reply November 20, 2017

    Thanks for the post… Gatti was a beast… Rodriguez wasn’t a brawler- his corner mismanaged that fight.

  • Lee Nickell

    Reply Reply November 20, 2017

    I’m speechless. I’ve seen a few fights to where the man had been hit Hard so many times yet didn’t go down. What can you say to that? When a Normal mans brain would had been Mush leaving him unconscious. Do some people ( and they do ) use this ability to enter a career of boxing? Did at anytime the guy Holler out Adrian, I did it?
    I do like the art of fighting, and watching people go at it. But when you throw in someone that isn’t effected by a hard impact to the head. Is that fair? Is it humane to allow him to fight? To see a Man that can rest while the opponent is wearing him self out punching him in the head, then come back to knock out the opponent not from technic, but by having the super power of not having a brain to be impaired by trauma??

  • Daryl

    Reply Reply November 20, 2017

    Had a lot of heart. Too bad he couldn’t dodge some of those punches, he would’ve had a longer career. Reminds me of the 2 fights Ali had with Bugner. Brutal. All in all some boxers take too many hits.

  • Scott

    Reply Reply November 21, 2017

    Thanks Trav for much needed comic relief and awesome footage. God bless you and your family for the holidays.

  • Chuck

    Reply Reply November 21, 2017

    Awesome fight!….I see CTE in their future! lol

  • steve m.

    Reply Reply November 21, 2017

    Man these guys are real fighters…….I would respect either one of them! Another moral here…Body shots are Not a waste of time! Very under used in fighting. THANK GOD I’LL TOO OLD TO GET IN THE RING OR CAGE! CIAO

  • Don G.

    Reply Reply November 22, 2017

    I admire courage at all levels. Both of these fighters show almost unbelievable heart, courage and commitment. What a fight, What courage. Wow! Sort of reminds me of your courage, Trav, when you let all those guys try to hit you without your hitting back – guys you did not even know the skill levels of. It’s all about courage. Every time we express it we grow in heart.

    Thanks for these posts, links, and the wisdom you impart of learning how to fight smart. Kind of resembles working smart – not just hard. I especially love the videos of those tiny kids knocking out guys 2 or 3 times there size. These really inspire me most. Proves fighting SMART matters most. So thanks!! and Please keep going with all this.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply November 22, 2017

    that was a nice comeback, never give up

  • Mike

    Reply Reply November 23, 2017

    Trav, thx, what about a mobile fight school? do a tour? 2-3 wks training then a fight off? firefighters, police, corporations… what think ye? if nothing else i’d like to fight conman McGregor, he can keep all the money except the ten dollars I lost.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply November 25, 2017

    Wow what a good fight!!!!

  • Ibrahim Karamoko

    Reply Reply November 27, 2017

    Cool video trav

  • Desert_Eagle

    Reply Reply December 2, 2017

    That boy was a big talent…

  • Charles B.

    Reply Reply December 11, 2017

    Thank You for the video. This classic should be played everywhere. The willpower to go on was amazing. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and for us boxing was that sport to watch when you didn’t want to watch basketball or football. It was bouts like this that made us cheer and sometimes cry. I truly miss the legends of yesteryear because they inspired you and made you want to be strong. Thank you once again for this video you help me relive a small portion of thy childhood. Trav you are awesome my friend!

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