Damgaard enters first coming in to some Tina Turner...."Simply the best...better than all the rest." Damgaard looks calm as he stares at the ground during his walk to the ring...perhaps a little too calm. Gatti enters next to some type of remix of Thunderstruck that breaks into a rap. Gatti looks beefed up at 147.
There's the bell. Gatti flicks the jab out. Damgaard keeps his distance. Gatti fires a right to the body that's partially blocked. 50 seconds into the round before Damgaard throws his first punch. Gatti lands a left hook to the body. Gatti just firing his jab now to keep his distance. Damgaard lands a left hand. Gatti lands a nice left hook to the body. Fairly boring round so far. Gatti drops a right hand over the top that just grazes Damgaard. Uppercut lands for Gatti. Damgaard stays on the defensive for most of this round as he just covers up. Gatti lands a straight right. Damgaard lands two rights. Not much action, but round to Gatti.
Gatti 10 Damgaard 9
Damgaard comes out firing his jab now. Gatti lands a right to the body. A right to the head and another left hook lands to the body for Gatti. Right hand lands for Gatti as Damgaard just paws with the jab. Right hand lands for Damgaard and Gatti lands a right of his own. Hard 1-2 to the body lands for Gatti. Right hand lands for Gatti. Another right lands for Gatti. They trade in the corner...Gatti gets the best of it. Damgaard lands a left to the body and another left to the head. Gatti lands a left hook of his own. Right hand lands for Gatti and a left hook. Damgaard continues to follow as Gatti lands a left hook to the body. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 20 Damgaard 18
Gatti switches to southpaw....lands a left. Damgaard counters with a nice right hand. Gattie fires a 1-2 that's partially blocked. Damgaard rushes Gatti and makes it ugly...catches him with a couple of punches as Gatti retreats. Damgaard apepars to be stepping up the action. Gatti retreats and ducks some punches. Gatti lands a nice flurry as Damgaard chases him. Not much action going on...Damgaard lands two nice left hands as Gatti lays against the ropes. Gatti not throwing much right now...just retreating. Right hand to the body lands for Damgaard. Right hand and a left hook lands for Gatti. Right hand bounces off the top of Damgaard's head for Gatti. Uppercut lands for Gatti at the end of the round. Round to Gatti, but Damgaard is pressing the action and making him work. Will Gatti be able to pace himself the full 12 rounds?
Gatti 30 Damgaard 27
Gatti staying on the outside and keeping his distance. Damgaard comes forward with his gloves up tight. Gatti fires a series of uppercuts against the ropes...some blocked...some landing. Damgaard lands a short hook as Gatti is bending over. gatti retreats and smiles. Gatti lands a nice three punch combo as Damgaard chases him. Damgaard lands a couple of rights. Gatti looks a little shaky right now...not throwing anything. Damgard works him on the inside. Gatti lands a right to the body. Damgaard just pressing the action...landing a lot of short punches. Gatti retreats, but looks shaky. Gatti lands a nice right to end the round, but big round for Damgaard.
Gatti 39 Damgaard 37
Gatti on his toes. Damgaard continues to come forward pressing the action. Damgaard lands a right. Gatti lands a nice combo, but eats a hard left on the inside. Gati lands another 1-2 and retreats. Big left hand lands for Damgaard...Gatti just covers up. Gatti throws a flurry of punches, but doesn't hit anything. Damgaard continues to come forward. The crowd begins to chant for Gatti. Damgaard continues to press...works the body. Gatti lands a big right upstairs. A big left lands for Gatti, but Damgaard answers. Another big left hook lands for Gatti. It's becoming a war. Gatti lands an upperuct. Big left hand lands for Damgaard...Gatti just hunches over. Gatti throws a flurry to end the round. It's getting rough in there for both men. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 49 Damgaard 46
Damgaard fires the jab. Gatti retreats and fires a left over the top from the soutpaw stance. They trade jabs. Gatti lands a nice right to the body. Damgaard continues to come forward behind the jab. Gatti lands an uppercut. Gatti doing a little showboating. Damgaard lands a nice right hook. Gatti retreats. Hard bolo punch lands to the body for Gatti. Right hand lands for Gatti. Damgaard lands a left, but Gatti lands a harder right. they trade jabs. Gatti puts up the Foreman defense. Damgaard just bangs away at him. Two jabs land for Damgaard to end the round. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 59 Damgaard 55
Damgaard lands a jab. Gatti staying on the outside and trying to outbox him. Right hand lands for Damgaard. Left hook and a hard right hand lands for Gatti...he may have hurt his hand with that one as he shakes it a bit. Gatti retreats...Damgaard follows. Gatti lands a nice three punch combo and then clinches. Gatti retreats and Damgaard comes forward. They trade jabs. Damgaard land a left hook to the body and the head. Nice left hand lands for Gatti. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 69 Damgaard 64
Damgaard contineus to come forward behind the jab. Gatti looking to counter. Uppercut by Gatti is partially blocked. Left hand lands for Gatti. Damgaard lands a left of his own as Gatti just turns his back on him. Gatti lands a right hand. Damgaard lands a right of his own and a short left on the inside. Gatti looks like he's getting a little tired. Damgaard lands a left to the body. Gatti lands a right of his own to the body. Gatti lands a nice right hand that sends Damgaard backward. Gatti stays on the outside....fires another right hand that snaps Damgaard's head back. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 79 Damgaard 73
Gatti circles on the outside. Damgaard fires the jab. They trade on the inside and Gatti gets the worst of it. Gatti just covers up in the turtle shell as Damgaard works him on the inside. Gatti retreats...lands a nice right and left to the body. Damgaard lands a nice 1-2 of his own. Another 1-2 lands for Gatti. Gatti's punches definitely look bigger. Damgaard continues to come forward...landing the jab and the straight left. Gatti retreats and continues to land left hand counters out of the soutpaw stance. Again, Damgaard works Gatti on the inside as he just covers up and takes it. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 89 Damgaard 82
Gatti dancing on his toes and firing the jab...circling around the ring. Damgaard lands a left to the body. Gatti lands a right to the body. Damggaard works the body again as Gatti is on his bike. Right hand to the body lands for gatti. Damgaard lands a hook. Gatti lands an uppercut. They trade rights. Gatti lands a nice right. Right uppercut lands for gatti and he doubles over in pain from that punch. damgaard is momentarily wobbled. Gatti gets back on his bike much like De La Hoya in the Trinidad fight. Courageous round for Gatti who's still throwing the right hand despite hurting it. Round to Gatti.
Gatti 99 Damgaard 91
Gatti retreats...fires the jab. Damgaard tries to make it rough on him...he holds Gatti by the head and continues to hit him. The ref takes a point from Damgaard for holding and hitting. Damgaard tries it again, but Gatti takes matters into his own hands with a nice six punch flurry. Gatti lands a right hand and retreats. Gati paints Damgaard across the face with a three punch combo. The crowd is on it's feet. Gatti starting to land everything now. Wooooo.....nice right hook ROCKS Damgaard. It's over. Damgaard doesn't go down, but he wobbles across the ring and the ref calls a halt to the bout.