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Saturday, August 18, 2007

The story of local boxing champion Kim Deuk Gu has been told many times. He was a country boy who seemingly had no hope for the future. Sports knocked at his door, and with the determination to fulfill his dreams, he moved to Seoul. Korea was hoping for its next boxing hero when tragedy struck. In a match for the World Lightweight title, Kim Deuk Gu died due to a blood clot in his brain. Since he was at the top of his game, his death made him a legend in Korean sports. The consequences of his death are still felt in boxing circles all over the world. Some of the changes in today's boxing world have come as a result of Kim Deuk Gu's tragic end. Read More...

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