I’m not a bullfighting fan, but this is pretty amazing.
LIMA (Reuters Life!) – Battle scars from being gorged by bulls ten times his size line the face and right leg of the matador Michelito, a pint-sized 10-year-old from Spain who is one of the world’s youngest bullfighters.
Armed with just a cloak and a sword, he has fought 56 bulls, slicing off 106 ears and seven tails as trophies. The bulls weigh upwards of 500 pounds (256 kg).
A graceful entertainer since age five, Michelito, whose full name is Michael Lagravere Peniche, works mostly in Mexico because he says he is too young to perform in Spain.
“Ever since I was young, lots of bullfighters visited my house and I went with my dad to the fights,” he told reporters. “That’s how I developed a taste for bullfighting.”