Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Farewell To Fundi

No, he has not died.

He is, however, retiring.

After a long career, El Fundi made his farewell appearances throughout Spain this season, to the sadness of many who have followed him over the years.

Fundi gained a reputation for facing animals many figuras avoided, such as the Victorinos and Miuras, not only caping them, but triumphing with them.

In the past few years, however, he found himself in increased trouble as age snuck up on him, including one major goring and an instance where he was tossed, landing on his head and neck.

Fundi was capable in all phases of the corrida, but especially known for his skill with the banderillas.

Aside from being a consistent favorite in Spain, Fundi had great cartel in France, especially Nimes.

The aficioandos bid a fond farewell to Fundi.

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