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Deaths Due to Injuries Sustained in Boxing: Pedro Alc Zar, Simon Byrne, Greg Page, Lavern Roach, Benny Paret, Duk Koo Kim, Ed Sanders

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Published September 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781155176970
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Pedro Alc zar, Simon Byrne, Greg Page, Lavern Roach, Benny Paret, Duk Koo Kim, Ed Sanders, JohnnyMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Pedro Alc zar, Simon Byrne, Greg Page, Lavern Roach, Benny Paret, Duk Koo Kim, Ed Sanders, Johnny Owen, Tosh Powell, Davey Moore, Leavander Johnson, Lito Sisnorio, Frankie Campbell, Yo-Sam Choi, Brad Rone, Francisco Rodriguez, Jimmy Doyle, Robert Wangila, Marco Antonio Nazareth, Andy Bowen, Ernie Schaaf, Daniel Aguill n, Bae Ki-Suk, Randie Carver, Kevin Payne, Alexander McKay, Johnny Montantes, Becky Zerlentes, Benjam n Flores, Sonny Boy West, Cleveland Denny, Luis Villalta, Henri Piet, Carlos Barreto, Mart n S nchez, Charlie Mohr, Felix Bwalya, Sonny Banks, James Murray. Excerpt: Simon Byrne (1806 - 2 June 1833), nicknamed The Emerald Gem, was an Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter. The heavyweight boxing champion of Ireland, he was drawn to England by the larger sums of prize money on offer and his hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion there as well. He became one of only six fighters ever to have been involved in fatal fights as both survivor and deceased since records began in 1741. Byrne fought in an era when English boxing, although illegal, was patronised by many powerful individuals. Its patronage and popularity did not, however, free it from corruption, heavy betting, and staged fights. Byrne fought eight recorded matches, but accounts of his career focus on the last three, against the Scottish champion Alexander McKay, the English champion Jem Ward, and James Burke for the vacant championship of England. The injuries McKay received in his fight with Byrne resulted in his death the following day, and rioting in his home country of Scotland. Byrne went on to lose his next match against Jem Ward, which some commentators believed he was not sufficiently in condition to fight. His final contest in May 1833 was a gruelling 99 rounds against James Burke that lasted for 3 hours and 6 minutes, the longest ever ...