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1961-09-30 [[Benny Kid Paret]] w pts 15 [[Emile Griffith]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Al Berl. Scorecards: 8-6, 9-6, 6-8. Defending the title against the man he won it from, Griffith (147) appeared to have won the fight handily on points, despite a total lack of knockdowns, but when the decision was announced in the Cuban’s favour there was uproar. Out of 22 reporters at ringside only four gave it to Paret (146), but while Nat Fleischer of ''The Ring'' magazine felt that it was relatively even he did make the point that he had Griffith ahead by two points on the basis of his superior work in rounds four and 11. It was noticeable that Paret excelled on the inside after the sixth, whereas Griffith, who punched harder throughout, worked mainly at distance, and had he not injured his left hand early on would possibly have won inside the distance. The last four sessions saw Paret fighting with both eyes almost closed and damage to his mouth, while Griffith ended the contest unmarked.    
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1961-09-30 [[Benny Kid Paret]] w pts 15 [[Emile Griffith]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Al Berl. Scorecards: 8-6, 9-6, 6-8. Defending the title against the man he had taken it from, Griffith (147) appeared to have won the fight handily on points despite a total lack of knockdowns, but when the decision was announced in the Cuban’s favour there was uproar. Out of 22 reporters at ringside only four gave it to Paret (146). Although Nat Fleischer, of ''The Ring'' magazine, felt that it was relatively even he did make the point that he had Griffith ahead by two points on the basis of his superior work in rounds four and 11. It was noticeable that Paret excelled on the inside after the sixth, whereas Griffith, who punched harder throughout, worked mainly at range, and had the latter not injured his left hand early on he would possibly have won inside the distance. The last four sessions saw Paret fighting with both eyes almost closed and damage to his mouth, while Griffith ended the contest unmarked.  
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Taking time out, Paret challenged [[Gene Fullmer]] for the NBA middleweight title at the Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada on 9 December, being knocked out inside ten rounds after taking plenty of punishment along the way.     
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:02, 31 May 2013

1961-09-30 Benny Kid Paret w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Al Berl. Scorecards: 8-6, 9-6, 6-8. Defending the title against the man he had taken it from, Griffith (147) appeared to have won the fight handily on points despite a total lack of knockdowns, but when the decision was announced in the Cuban’s favour there was uproar. Out of 22 reporters at ringside only four gave it to Paret (146). Although Nat Fleischer, of The Ring magazine, felt that it was relatively even he did make the point that he had Griffith ahead by two points on the basis of his superior work in rounds four and 11. It was noticeable that Paret excelled on the inside after the sixth, whereas Griffith, who punched harder throughout, worked mainly at range, and had the latter not injured his left hand early on he would possibly have won inside the distance. The last four sessions saw Paret fighting with both eyes almost closed and damage to his mouth, while Griffith ended the contest unmarked.

Taking time out, Paret challenged Gene Fullmer for the NBA middleweight title at the Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada on 9 December, being knocked out inside ten rounds after taking plenty of punishment along the way.