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The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini
There are stories in sports that will never be forgotten. Now, for one of the greatest of them all, years later, a new chapter has been written.
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini was once the most famous sports figure in America, a man who captivated the public with a remarkable personal tale, and a fighter electrified anyone who saw him box through his courage in the ring. But everything changed – for Mancini, and his story – on November 13, 1982, in the 26th bout of his career, against a challenger from South Korea named Duk Koo Kim.
30 years after that fight, critically-acclaimed bestselling author Mark Kriegel ("Namath," "Pistol") is revisiting the life of Mancini in the highly-anticipated upcoming biography The Good Son. And a documentary film also entitled "The Good Son," timed to the release of the book, will reveal new, never-before-seen details and developments in the stories of both Mancini and Kim.