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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpoet View Post
    Death in the ring happens way more often than people think. I remember watching the documentary "Ring of Fire" about the death of Kid Paret, and how he died after Emile Griffith blitzed him with 24 unanswered punches. Griffith mentioned how every single time he slept, it was to relive that moment in his dream.

    There was a scene at the end of the movie where, after 40 years, Griffith apologized to Paret's son. It was heartbreaking.
    Do you have any statistics on annual casualties (in boxing)?

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    I can't give you any exact statistics, but I can tell you that there's at least one high profile case every year.

    Last December in South Africa, Simphiwe Tom was put in a coma after a brutal beating by Sabelo Jubatha. He later died.

    2009 had two high profile deaths. Teon Kennedy stopped Francisco Rodriguez in Rd 10, who died two days later as a result of injuries. Benjamin Flores fought Al Seeger, collapsed in Rd. 8, and was taken out on a stretcher — and was later pronounced dead.

    Of course, there was the famous Duk Koo Kim death that aired on national television. After that fight, Boom Boom Mancini was never the same.

    Anyone who brags about killing someone in the ring is a complete scumbag as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    Do you have any statistics on annual casualties (in boxing)?
    There is a list here:

    http://ejmas.com/jcs/velazquez/Muert...f_Sep_2011.pdf

    but it is outdated and incomplete.

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