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Arturo Gatti is a Jersey guy...His good looks, fast hands and incredible tolerance of pain helped the Hoboken-native climb to the top of the boxing world. But he didn't last there long. Like so many others, Gatti's fall from grace is common in boxing. His June 25, 2005 title fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for the WBC junior welterweight (140 pounds) would be a true test of where the man with "Warrior" tattooed to his belly would stand. Mayweather is considered by many to be the best fighter, pound-for-pound, in the world.  Boxing experts call Gatti a street-smart brawler with a puncher's chance to win...But the fight is in Atlantic City, on Gatti's turf, and one thing is certain: won or lose, the man called "Thunder" with the electric smile is still tops...This photo essay is a chronicle of the Jersey Guy's first title defense, his special relationship with his trainer, Buddy McGirt, who orchestrated Gatti's climb back to the top, in which he fell short...ARTURO GATTI (1/12) -- WBC super lightweight boxing champion Arturo Gatti flashes his electric smile after a workout with trainer Buddy McGirt at McGirt's Elite Boxing gym in preparation for his June 25th fight against Floyd Mayweather in Atlantic City.   (4/16/05)  VERO BEACH, FL