Emile Griffith

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Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Jul 23, 2013 (75)

About

Former professional boxer, champion in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.

Before Fame

He never dreamed of being a boxer; instead, he was discovered by accident while working at a hat factory.

Trivia

During a 1962 title match against Benny Paret, he KO'd him for calling him a homosexual. Paret never woke up, and died 10 days after the fight.

Family Life

He was born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Associated With

He and Muhammad Ali were both inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame during its inaugural year, 1990.