Hall Of Fame Boxer Emile Griffith Dies At 75

Discussion in 'Boxing/MMA Talk' started by Sportsguy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Emile Griffith, the former world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout, died Tuesday. He was 75.

    He died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, N.Y, the International Boxing Hall of Fame said.

    Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late in life. He was the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become world champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

    Hall of Fame director Ed Brophy said Griffith brought joy to the Hall in Canastota, N.Y., when he visited.

    "He was a wonderful boxer and a gentleman outside the ring," Brophy said. "He surely will be missed. He made many visits to the Hall since being inducted in 1990. He was a fun filled person and the flags here are being lowered now."

    Source: ESPN New York
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  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Great fighter & man.


    Interesting story of the fight that changed the boxing landscape at the time:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKSqHRIQ4k]THE TRAGEDY OF BENNY PARET AND EMILE GRIFFITH - YouTube[/ame]
  4. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Thanks for posting that, Tarkus. Very touching.

  5. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

  6. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Yea that ref is a goober. That should have been stopped at least 12-15 punches earlier.