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Emile Alphonse Griffith (February 3, 1938 – July 23, 2013) was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who became a World Champion in the welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight classes. His best known contest was a 1962 title match with Benny Paret. At the weigh in, Paret infuriated Griffith, a bisexual man, by touching his buttocks and making homosexual slurs. Griffith won the bout by knockout; Paret never recovered consciousness and died in the hospital 10 days later. In 1963 and 1964, Griffith was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2002, he was listed #33 on Ring Magazine's list of 80 greatest fighters of the past 80 years. Griffith currently ranks #20 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph of Emile Griffith dating to circa 1964.
This is an original, first generation photo with photographer stamp on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 8" x 10."

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: near mint