GRIFFITH, EMILE-BENNY "KID" PARET OFFICIAL PROGRAM (1962-PARET'S LAST FIGHT-SIGNED BY GRIFFITH)
Regular price $1,500.00
HISTORY: On March 24, 1962 at Madison Square Garden in New York former world welterweight champion Emile Griffith took on an old foe and current champion, Benny "Kid" Paret. Griffith dominated for the most part and stopped Paret in the 12th round. Griffith took an 8-count in round six, but was well ahead on points going into the 12th round, in which Paret took "an unmerciful beating" (The Ring, page 7, June 1962 issue), leaving Benny unconscious and in a coma when the fight was stopped. Paret was taken immediately to Roosevelt Hospital, never regaining consciousness before his death there on April 3, 1962. Offered here is an original, official program for this event which has been signed by Emile Griffith.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, official program which consists of 28 pages plus the four page insert with scorecard and profiles and photos of the fighters. Signed by Griffith in vintage hand at his photo inside the program. Neatly scored in pencil. Tight binding. Clean inside and out. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 8 1/2" x 11." Very scarce official program especially in this condition.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11