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Ring 8 Tribute to Emile Griffith: 2013 Winners Selected

More than 100 people turned out last week for at Ring 8's monthly meeting and its tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith, at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.
Via Ringnews24
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ring 8 to honor Emile Griffith on Tuesday in Long Island City

Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night's (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York. The six-time, three-division world champion Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) was born in the Virgin Islands but lived most of his life in New York City. He was inducted into the International...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A Complex Tale Of Emile Griffith, His Sexuality And His Reign As World Champion

Former welterweight and middleweight champion, Emile Griffith, died this week at the age of 75. He left behind his adopted son and caretaker Luis Rodrigo Griffith, and a complex legacy about the violence inherent in all combat sports, and an example, if one is necessary, that shows a person’s sexuality has nothing to do with [...]The post A Complex Tale Of Emile Griffith, His Sexuality...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing, humanity and test of time

In sports, there's the historical record: wins and losses, champions and MVPs, records and rosters. Then there's what happened in the ring March 24, 1962, between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith, who died in his sleep Tuesday at age 75. It was the third championship fight between Griffith, from the US Virgin Islands, and Benny "The Kid" Paret, a Cuban. Griffith...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

RIP Emile Griffith: Boxing legend passes at 75

Boxing legend Emilie Griffith has passed away at the age of 75. He had been in declining health for quite some time, and died while in an extended care facility. Griffith has a unique place in boxing history. On the one hand, he's one of the most underrated fighters of all-time, a multi-division champion when that truly meant something, with an unparalleled track record of taking...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-boxing champ Emile Griffith dies

Emile Griffith, the elegant world champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing, 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...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Former champion Griffith dies at 75

The International Boxing Hall of Fame says former world champion Emile Griffith has died. He was 75. The hall said on Tuesday he died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, New York. His remarkable boxing career was overshadowed by the death of opponent Bennie Paret from injuries in the ring in 1962. Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing tragedy inspires Blanchard's first opera

Jazz composer Terence Blanchard couldn't have imagined how timely his opera about a gay boxer would become when he accepted a commission three years ago. Blanchard's ''Champion'' - with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer - is based on the life of former world welterweight and middleweight champion Emile Griffith. Its world premiere...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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