• Short Summary

    BENNY 'KID' PARET, THE 24-YEAR OLD. CUBAN BOXER, HAS BEEN IN A COMA AT THE?

  • Description

    BENNY 'KID' PARET, THE 24-YEAR OLD. CUBAN BOXER, HAS BEEN IN A COMA AT THE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, NEW YORK, SINCE HE WAS BATTERED SENSELESS WHILE DEFENDING HIS WORLD WELTERWEIGHT BOXING TITLE AGAINST EMILE GRIFFITH AT NEW YORK'S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON MARCH 24. AN OPERATION WAS PERFORMED ON PARET'S BRAIN IN THE ZARLY HOURS OF MARCH 25 TO REMOVE BLOOD CLOTS, BUT HIS CONDITION IS STILL VERY SERIOUS, AND HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN HAS SAID THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES HAVE CONVINCED HIM THERE WAS ONLY A "SLIGHT CHANCE" THAT PARET WOULD RECOVER.

    PARET'S WIFE LUCY, AND HIS MANAGER MANUEL ALFARO, ARE AMONG A HANDFUL OF PERSONS ALLOWED TO SIT AT PARET'S BEDSIDE. MRS. PARET IS EXPECTING THE COUPLE'S SECOND CHILD IN SEPTEMBER. THEY ALREADY HAVE A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD SON. MARCH 27, PARENT SHOWED WHAT DOCTORS DESCRIBED AS " A VERY SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT" BUT THE NEXT DAY THERE WAS NO FURTHER SIGN AND HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES SAID THE ODDS AGAINST RECOVERY HAD NOT IMPROVED.

    GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER OF NEW YORK ORDERED A FULL ENQUIRY INTO THE FIGHT MAR. THE NEW YORK STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION CARRIED OUT THE INVESTIGATION, AND THEIR REPORT CLEANED REFEREE RUBY GOLDSTEIN OF ANY NEGLIGENCE IN HIS HANDLING OF THE FIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA353LD1436K0OW7XTUIMPOKHNY
    Media URN:
    VLVA353LD1436K0OW7XTUIMPOKHNY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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