Emile Griffith Documentary—“Ring of Fire”

By Boxing News on May 29, 2015
Emile Griffith Documentary—“Ring of Fire”
Griffith regained the title from Paret on March 24, 1962, a loss that would prove fatal.

Emile Griffith was born on Feb. 3, 1938, and was the first fighter from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become a world champion. He turned pro in 1958 and was a favorite in New York City. Griffith won the welterweight title from Benny “The Kid” Paret on April 1, 1961. Six months later Griffith lost the title back to Paret in a narrow split-decision. Griffith regained the title from Paret on March 24, 1962, in a fight that Paret did not survive. Griffith had memorable bouts with Luis Rodriguez, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Dick Tiger, Nino Benvenuti, Carlos Monzón, and José Nápoles, before retiring with a 85-24-2 record…

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