On December 20, 1963 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh world welterweight champion Emile Griffith moved up to the middleweight division and took on hard punching contender, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. It was a mistake. Carter hurt Griffith early in the first round, and put him down twice before the fight was stopped in the same round. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting both fighters in training for this fight. This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their stamp on back and caption on front. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Tiny crease in upper right corner and a pin hole at lower right border. No tears. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4."