Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Link of the Day: Mancini-Kim Fight

Matt at Gusts of Popular Feeling has written an excellent post on the tragic 1982 Boom Boom Mancini vs. Kim Deuk-Gu fight. Kim died after being knocked out in the 14th round. Mancini couldn't deal with fighting much after that and his career died soon after. Referee Richard Greene committed suicide 4 months later, as did Kim's mother. The tragedy led to new rules in boxing, including shortening fights from 15 to 12 rounds. Matt then muses on nationalism and sports. It's really just an excellent post at a highly underrated blog. Check it out.