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'The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini' DVD Review

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'The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini'


Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was born in 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the son of Lenny Mancini. Rays father was a promising fighter prior to being wounded in WWII. Ray would take up fighting and would always tell his father that he was going to win the title and it would be for him. Ray would eventually win the WBC lightweight title and it would be his biggest victory. Then in 1982 Ray would fight challenger Duk Koo Kim. The fight was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. They would go to the 14th round when Kim would never get up again. The death of Kim and the fact that Kim's girlfriend was pregnant was devastating. Three months after the fight Kim's mother would commit suicide. This would weigh heavily on Mancini for many years to come. Kim's child Jiwan would grow up without a father and grandmother. Jiwan wanted to visit Mancini but it took years for that to happen.

Ray Mancini would never be looked upon again as America's fighter. He would honestly go into obscurity and it would take much for him to be a true human being again. Jiwan would grow up and eventually would take up fighting. The urge to meet Mancini would never go away. Until one day it took place in America.

This documentary is probably one of the best ever made. The fight scenes of that fateful day show just how the fight truly was. I remember the fight when I saw the film and I remember the aftermath. What I had forgotten was Ray Mancini. When I watched this film I have to admit I cried actually like a baby. This is one powerful DVD that you will want to see but will also want for your library.

Snag films has brought this work for the true fighting aficionado to enjoy and remember. It is already on the shelf to buy and I encourage you to get out there and take a look and then include it to your collection.