Twenty-five years is a long time to carry a memory

Ray Mancini's tragic bout with Duk Koo Kim changed the lives of the fighters, their families and the sport of boxing itself forever.

Originally Published: November 13, 2007
By Ron Borges | Special to ESPN.com

Bob Arum wouldn't take the word of his longtime matchmaker, Bruce Trampler, when the subject of Duk Koo Kim and Ray Mancini first came up.

It's not that he didn't trust him; it's just that the pain was still too deep, even 25 years later, to take a chance.

Some scars never fade. The death of Kim was like that, a sad moment that happened in the past but which never disappeared. Twenty-five years is a long time to carry a memory, especially a leaden one, but the man who promoted ...

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