Retro Report on PBS

Hard Risks for Athletes

Episode 6 | 11m 51s Video has closed captioning.

In 1982, boxing fans tuned in for a championship bout between Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini of Ohio and South Korean fighter Duk-Koo Kim. It was a 14-round slugfest -- afterward, medical concerns about the brutality of boxing mounted, and the sport’s foothold in mainstream American culture began to slip. Today, with concerns over concussions in football growing, will football suffer the same fate?

Aired: 10/22/19

Expires: 10/06/26

Rating: TV-14

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