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Griffith, Emile


  • [Individual was an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.]

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  • Fuller Name

    • Emile Alphonse
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19380203
    • Death Date

        20130723
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands : Island)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hempstead (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Ring of fire : the Emile Griffith story [VR] c2005:container (Emile Griffith, professional boxer)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 24, 2005(Emile Griffith; former boxer who won world championships in both the Welterweight and Junior Middleweight divisions ; born Feb. 3, 1938 in the US Virgin Islands)
    • found: New York times (online), viewed July 24, 2013(in obituary published July 23: Emile Griffith; b. Emile Alphonse Griffith, Feb. 3, 1938, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; d. Tuesday [July 23, 2013], Hempstead, N.Y., aged 75; welterweight and middleweight champion; fought professionally for 20 years; won a 1962 bout in which his opponent died 10 days later)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Griffith, Emile; boxer; born 03 February 1938 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; won the Golden Gloves (1956); first professional fight (1958); Cuban prize fighter Benny “Kid” Paret died as a result of a beating he took from him in the third fight (1962); quit fighting; got back into boxing (1962); only the third fighter in history to hold both the welterweight and middleweight championships; first won the welterweight crown (1961); obtained the middleweight championship when he beat Dick Tiger Ihetu (1966); won eighty-five professional fights, twenty-three by knockout; was a six time champion; fought a total of twenty-four world championship bouts and his 339 rounds in world title fights were more than any other boxer in history; inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1990); became a trainer of professional boxers (1979); died 23 July 2013 in Hempstead, New York, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-10-31: new
    • 2015-08-14: revised
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