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Deuk-Koo Kim: A Legend In South Korea

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jun 26, 2011

Mancini's assistant trainer, Chuck Fagan, said in an interview 25 years after the fight "You have to kill this guy to stop him!" At that time in 1982 and in that moment he wasn't aware that thought would come true. He was describing the type of fighter Deuk-Koo Kim was.

Ray Mancini took the name 'Boom Boom' from his father, Lenny Mancini, who was a top contender for the Lightweight crown against Sammy Angott in the 1940's, but never got the chance because he was drafted into the army during second world war. His dream of winning the title was lived through Ray.

The Mancini dream... (more)

Tags: deuk-koo kim, ray mancini

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