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Old 03-28-2022, 07:49 PM
 
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Interesting enough even for someone indifferent to boxing.



Can a boxer return to the ring after killing?
In 2019, Charles Conwell unintentionally ended Patrick Day’s life with his fists. Now he’s trying to make sense of his life, and boxing itself

On a bright September afternoon in 1842, the Englishman Chris Lilly and the Irishman Tom McCoy met in a makeshift arena on the eastern bank of the Hudson River for a bare-knuckle boxing match. Two thousand spectators looked on. McCoy had not wanted to fight, but when he’d rebuffed the challenge weeks earlier, Lilly had punched him in the face, and so here they were. That morning, McCoy had vowed “to win or die.”
For a time, it seemed like he might win. He knocked Lilly down early. But by the 30th round—which, back then, meant the 30th knockdown—it was all Lilly. Forty rounds later, McCoy staggered and gasped and spat blood, and some in the crowd cried, “For God’s sake, take him away!,” but the doctor did nothing, and McCoy’s second snapped back, “He ain’t half licked yet!” So the fight went on. McCoy wouldn’t quit. In the 120th round, he fell on his back and did not get up. The first casualty of the American prize ring drowned in his own blood.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...boxing/620527/
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Old 05-24-2022, 04:33 PM
 
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In 1983 Isidro Perez(11-2-1) won a fight against Freddy Bowman(2-0-1). Bowman collapsed after the fight. He ended up in a coma and died a year later. 2 years later Perez would die after fighting Juan Ramon Cruz(10-1) and being TKOed in the 7th round. Perez' record was 17-3-2 with 11 KOs.
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