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Arturo Gatti's family attempting to annul his will

Arturo Gatti's will left everything to his wife, Amanda Rodrigues. The Gatti family finds it suspicious and is attempting to annul the will.
Arturo Gatti's will left everything to his wife, Amanda Rodrigues. The Gatti family finds it suspicious and is attempting to annul the will.

Arturo Gatti, who died under suspicious circumstances that have been investigated as both murder and suicide in Brazil roughly eight weeks ago, left his wife Amanda Rodrigues his entire fortune in his final will. The will was drawn up three weeks before his death, and as many expected, Gatti's family has some serious reservations about it. They're attempting to annul the will to stop Rodrigues from inheriting everything he had.

The document states three weeks before his death Rodrigues threatened to take off to Brazil with their young son if she wasn't named the sole beneficiary of his estate.

In his first will, Gatti left most of his estate to his mother.

This is the latest twist to the story which has unravelled since Gatti's body was found in July in Brazil.

Back then Rodrigues was arrested and detained as a murder suspect. She was released after police in Brazil ruled Gatti's death a suicide.

Members of his family accused Rodrigues of being behind the death, but in media interviews she fired back, claiming her innocence and insisting Gatti's second autopsy, expected this fall, will prove it.

It's an ongoing saga and one of the worst stories of the year in all of sports, let alone just the tragedy-filled 2009 boxing has seen. There is no question in anyone's mind that the Gatti family should be doing everything they can to make sure that the suicide ruling was legit and that the will was what Arturo actually wanted. If I were making a guess, well, where there's smoke, there's usually fire. Let's put it that way.