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Mayweather-Gatti polar opposite pairing

From a marketing standpoint, the Floyd Mayweather-Arturo Gatti bout is a black-and-white issue – as in "villain" vs. "hero."

Originally Published: June 21, 2005
By Steve Kim | MaxBoxing.com

When Arturo Gatti defends his WBC junior welterweight title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J., he will be cast as the hero to Mayweather's self-proclaimed "villain."

And this bout, which has been dubbed "Thunder and Lightning," just as easily could be called good versus evil.

"I don't think there's any question that they're trying to cast this as the black hat against the white hat, a good guy against a bad guy," said HBO analyst Larry Merchant, who will ...

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