The soldier and I are always having these strange happenings. We have collisions of various sorts. We also have near misses and don’t necessarily know it when it happens. On the phone the other night…
“Where are you?”
“Yeah? That’s where Boom Boom Mancini is from,’ I said.
“Yeah? He’s from here?”
“Yeah, I met him. I had a crush on him and he was in town so I went to meet him. They said I couldn’t do it. They dared me to go meet him so I did it. I went right down to the gym where he was training, pushed the door open. I was scared but you know. A dare and all. So I went in and introduced myself and he let me stay. Invited me back actually, I went down there a couple times. I have pictures,” I added.
“Of Boom Boom?”
“Yeah. Pictures of him and pictures of the two of us together. I met him and then two days later he went to Vegas for that fight and killed Duk Koo Kim. I saw that fight too. Did you happen to see that fight?”
“Yeah, I saw it.” (Ray Mancini vs Duk KooKim on Youtube)
“Well so did I and it was the strangest thing. I saw the fight at these rich people’s house. They had this huge TV. A big screen TV back before anyone had one, they didn’t even have them in bars back then but these people had one so the fight was life size. And Kim went down and I saw him leave his body so I blurted it. He’s dead, I said. And my boyfriend who was always trying to control me anyway told me he is not dead! Don’t be so morose, Elsa. That’s what he said but hell. I saw the guy die. And of course he was in a coma and they got the family there and everything and announced it the next day I guess. Anyway, that’s the story,” I said.
“I met Boom Boom too,” he said.
“You did? You’re kidding? Where? How did you meet him?”
“He used to come in that 7/11 on St. Mary’s all the time and I worked there,’ he said.
“St Mary’s? Well that’s where the gym was! You mean you were at the 7/11 across the street from the gym while I was at the gym watching him train?”
“I guess so. I didn’t know him or anything. Just said hi. He’d come in for a soda when he was done training. Speedy knew him some, though. Speedy used to talk to him quite a bit.”
“I can’t believe you were right across the street and we both meet Boom Boom Mancini. Can you believe that? He was only in town a short while.”
“Yeah, I can believe it. You know this always happens to us. I’m just glad I didn’t know about it then. Thank God.”
“I’d have been jealous as hell! I don’t want you talking to Boom Boom Mancini. What do you have to talk to him for?”
“A crush. I had a crush.”
I have always thought it eerie I met that guy right before that death. With my eighth house and all. And that TV was HUGE. If you stood up from the couch you were eye level with the fighters and this was so new at the time, it was unheard of. So we were all gathered to cheer and then BAM. Kim went down and died and I have not watched a boxing match since.
So then I find out he passed by the soldier on the way out of town (eighth house Moon in Scorpio) as well and you know what they say about the eighth house and death. We are involved!
So what are the odds? How often does a boxer kill someone in the ring anyway? We both saw him the night he left town… two days later we both watched the fight which was traumatic. It’s another bond we have – Boom Boom Mancini. Not a week goes by that we don’t find something out like this.
This is my story. Do with it what you can.
From Wikipedia – “Kim’s mother would take her own life four months after the fight. The bout’s referee, Richard Green, committed suicide July 1, 1983.
Day of the fight – Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio. Mars in Capricorn and Saturn and Pluto conjunct.
Ditto. Your writing is superb!
Wow!!!! That’s an AMAZING story!!!!
Thank you, Sam… kash and Cassi. 🙂
Elsa- You are definitely gifted with strong memory and story-telling skills. I got chills reading this. Wow.