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Emile Griffith, Noted Ex-Welterweight and Middleweight Champion, Dies at 75

by on Jul.26, 2013, under Boxing News, Obituaries

By Kevin Iole

 

 Emile Griffith (R) lands a right to Jose Napoles during a 1969 title fight in Los Angeles (AP file photo)


Emile Griffith (R) lands a right to Jose Napoles during a 1969 title fight in Los Angeles (AP file photo)

Emile Griffith was one of the toughest guys in one of the toughest sports on Earth, a kind man who wasn’t so kind in the ring. He was one of the best fighters in an era loaded with elite fighters and, despite his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, was never given the credit he was due. (continue reading…)

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