Deukoo Kim Signed Boxing Contract Boom Boom Mancini Fight – The Fight that Killed Him

One of professional boxing's great tragedies would happen on November 13, 1982, as Mancini recovered from an early onslaught from the Korean challenger to dominate the bout in the later rounds. During one exchange in the thirteenth round, Mancini connected thirty-nine times in a row, but the bout continued into the fourteenth, when Mancini struck with a hard right which sent Kim to the canvas, hitting his head hard. Kim rose to his feet, but the referee stopped the bout and awarded the TKO to Mancini.

Minutes later Kim collapsed and fell into a coma, passing away four days later. Both Kim's mother and the referee would die by their own hands within the year, compounding the guilt of Mancini, who was never the same fighter again.

Offered here is a very rare promotional agreement for this fight between Kim and the promoter for the fight, Top Rank, Inc., which has been signed by Duk Koo Kim. This is a 2-page, typed Promotional Agreement. Boldly signed in ink on page 2 by Kim, his manager and the President of Top Rank, Michael Malitz. Stapled at top left corner. Clean. Crease in upper left corner and at center. Bold, clear type. 8.5x11." Extremely rare autograph of Duk Koo Kim on an equally rare agreement related to his ill-fated fight with Ray Mancini.

Comes with a full LOA from PSA/DNA

* NOTE * THE LAST 3 IMAGES are for display purposes only in reltion to the fight.  They are stock images and do not come with the contract.



Item: 9297

Price: $2,495.00
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Deukoo Kim Signed Boxing Contract Boom Boom Mancini Fight – The Fight that Killed Him