1961-04-01 Emile Griffith w co 13 (15) Benny Kid Paret, Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USA - WORLD
1961-04-01 Emile Griffith w co 13 (15) Benny Kid Paret, Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jimmy Peerless. Starting how he meant to carry on Paret (146½) targeted the challenger’s body right from the opening bell and apart from the third round when his left eye was cut and the fifth he was virtually in control right up to the end of the 12th. At that point Paret was well in the lead, having never let up, but a lapse of concentration in the 13th turned his world upside down. Both men came out fast for that session, but it was Griffith (145½) who first found the range when lashing in a long left to Paret’s jaw and when the latter staggered back a right-left sent him crashing downwards to be counted out on the 1.11 mark.