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Michel Lagravere, 12-Year-Old Bullfighter, Gets Tossed By Bull (VIDEO)

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(AP) MEXICO CITY — A 12-year-old French-Mexican boy has become the youngest novice bullfighter to perform in Mexico City's main ring.

Michel "Michelito" Lagravere successfully killed his first bull, which weighed 893 pounds (405 kilograms).

But the "novillero" lost his footing while facing the second bull and was knocked around the sand by the 848-pound (385-kilogram) animal.

"Michelito" was taken from the ring for X-rays. His father said he suffered only bruises and was expected to be released later Sunday.

Michel Lagravere, also a bullfighter, added that he was both fearful and proud watching his son in the ring.

The boy told AP Television News from a stretcher that he was left "with a good taste in my mouth" from his appearance.


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