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Posted on: Saturday, April 3, 2010

Boxing: Widow of Gatti gets $100K from his estate


Associated Press

MONTREAL The widow of boxer Arturo Gatti has been awarded $100,000 from his estate by a Quebec Superior Court judge, nine months after his death.

Amanda Rodrigues received the money as financial compensation for the legal fees she was forced to pay following the former boxing champion's death.

In the court judgment Thursday, she also received $2,000 a month for the couple's 18-month-old son.

In November, a Quebec judge awarded Rodrigues $40,000 to cover legal fees and child care costs. Rodrigues' claim to her husband's estate was being contested by the former fighter's mother and brother.

Gatti was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a posh Brazilian seaside resort in July.