“I coulda been a contender!

Dong Kih Choh, south Korean Featherweight

He just sat there. For nearly an hour. Sulking.

Dong Kih Choh was in the midst of the first round with a Soviet boxer named Stanislaw Sorokin at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games, when the referee suddenly called off the fight.

According to David Wallechinsky’s “Complete Book of the Olympics,” after 1 minute 6 seconds of the 1st round of his quarterfinal bout against Soviet boxer Stanislaw Sorokin, Dong was disqualified for “holding his head too low”.

I don’t get it. Nothing a few good upper cuts can’t handle….

From XVIII Olympiad Volume 10
From XVIII Olympiad Volume 10