|Real name||Joey Gamache|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
May 20, 1966 |
|Wins by KO||38|
At the age of 10, playing third base in Little League, he tended to loop his throws to first. His father suggested that if he worked out in a boxing gym he might strengthen arms and straighten out those long throws across the infield. But Joey loved the rites of the gym and soon set aside baseball to become a fighter.
WBA Super Featherweight Championship
WBA Lightweight Championship
In his last fight on Feb 26, 2000, Gamache was brutally knocked out in two rounds by Arturo Gatti at Madison Square Garden. He filed lawsuits against both Gatti and the New York State Athletic Commission. He alleges that Gatti weighed significantly more than the contracted weight at the time of the fight The case was tried and decided by Judge Melvin Schweitzer, who found the state negligent in its lax handling of the pre-fight weigh-in. The judge, who was not convinced that the negligence was a substantial factor in causing an injury, did not award any damages. Gamache considered the verdict a win.
Today, Gamache works as a licensed boxing trainer, coaching some of the top fighters in the sport.
He has trained light middleweight Boyd Melson, who won the gold medal at the 2004 World Military Boxing Championships, 69-kg. weight class, and in March 2012 was 8 and 1 as a professional. Gamache currently trains WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen.
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|WBA Super Featherweight Champion
Jun 28, 1991–1991
|WBA Lightweight Champion
Jun 13, 1992 – Oct 24, 1992