On this day in history, Gatti defeats Branco to become two-weight champion
January 24, 2004
Arturo Gatti defeated Gianluca Branco to win the WBC super lightweight title and become a two-weight world champion.
Gatti, in his first fight since an epic career-defining trilogy with Micky Ward, dropped Branco in the 10th round before securing a unanimous decision to win his second world title.
The Italian-born Canadian defended the 140lb belt twice before losing it to Floyd Mayweather Jr in a six-round battering the following year.