1966-07-13 Emile Griffith w pts 15 Joey Archer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1966-07-13 Emile Griffith w pts 15 Joey Archer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: John LoBianco. Scorecards: 8-7, 9-5, 7-7. Starting quickly, the champion was soon in action with the left hook showing up well and in the fifth round he buckled Archer’s knees with such a punch. Cut over the left eye following a clash of heads in the eighth, Archer (159½) became more aggressive, doing well in three of the last six rounds, stabbing in left jabs to head and body while slamming in blows at every opportunity. Despite Griffith (152) boxing at his best it was certainly close enough for Archer to be granted an immediate return.