April 22nd 1981-Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Deuk Koo Kim (8-1-1, 3) vs Hong Kyoo Lim (7-0, 3)
In the spring of 1981 Korean fans had the chance to see Deuk Koo Kim [김득구], who would tragically lose his life following a bout with Ray Mancini less than 2 years later, battle the then unbeaten Hong Kyoo Lim [임홍규].
November 13th 1982-Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Deuk Koo Kim (17-1-1, 8) Vs Ray Mancini (24-1, 19)
November 13th 1982 hangs over boxing as one of the most saddening days in the sports memory, and that's due to this infamous WBA Lightweight title fight between Korean challenger Deuk Koo Kim [김득구] and defending champion Ray Mancini. The bout, shown live on US TV, ended with an unconscious Kim being stretchered out of the ring and then being taken to hospital, where he would sadly pass away.
The after effects of the bout saw the referee and Kim's mother both commit suicide in the following 12 months and it also sped up the movement from 15 round fights to 12 round fights.
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