Arturo Gatti's widow wins legal battle

MONTREAL -- A Canadian judge has ruled in favor of Arturo Gatti's widow in a legal dispute over the late boxer's estate.

Amanda Rodrigues was the clear winner in Friday's verdict, which came after a deeply personal legal battle over a $3.4 million fortune that pitted Rodrigues against Gatti's mother and youngest brother.

The judge ruled that Gatti's last will -- signed in 2009 -- was legitimate. The Gatti family has argued the boxer was duped into signing the will just weeks before his mysterious death at a Brazilian resort.

The family argued a will from 2007 that left everything to them should have been considered valid, but a signed copy has never been found.

The Gatti family does not accept conclusions that the former champion committed suicide.