Emile Griffith

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Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Virgin Islands
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Virgin Islands
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (75)

About

3-time World Welterweight Champion and 2-time WBA Middleweight Champion; he is remembered for his fight with Benny Paret in 1962.

Before Fame

He worked at a hat factory as a teenager.

Trivia

He was named BWAA Fighter of the Year in 1963 and Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 1964.

Family Life

He married dancer Mercedes Donastrog in 1971. They had a son named Luis.

Associated With

He lost to Vito Antuofermo on November 22, 1974.