1967-01-23 Emile Griffith w pts 15 Joey Archer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1967-01-23 Emile Griffith w pts 15 Joey Archer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Scorecards: 8-6, 8-7, 8-7. Right from the start the champion carried the fight to Archer (160), but although staggering the latter several times he was unable to drop him. In the second round Archer was cut over the right eye and from thereon boxed mainly on the retreat with Griffith (152) waiting to trade punches whenever they got close enough. Archer was at his best in the seventh through the ninth when he was able to pile up the points with the left jab, but ultimately he was unable to keep it going with Griffith pressuring him and did not do enough to warrant the decision.