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1967-04-17 Nino Benvenuti w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mark Conn. Scorecards: 10-5, 9-6, 10-5. Making a bright start, Benvenuti (159) took the opening two rounds, scoring a knockdown in the second, before the champion came back strongly to knock him down from a right to the jaw in the fourth. Rounds five and six went to Benvenuti, who was landing well with left jabs and straight rights, before Griffith (153½) came back well to open up a cut on the Italian’s nose. The contest was fairly even up until the 11th, but from thereon the Italian did the better work and although Griffith continued to look for a finishing punch he failed to find it.
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1967-04-17 [[Nino Benvenuti]] w pts 15 [[Emile Griffith]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mark Conn. Scorecards: 10-5, 9-6, 10-5. Making a bright start, Benvenuti (159) took the opening two rounds, scoring a knockdown in the second, before the champion came back strongly to knock him down from a right to the jaw in the fourth. Rounds five and six went to Benvenuti, who was landing well with left jabs and straight rights, before Griffith (153½) came back well to open up a cut on the Italian’s nose. The contest was fairly even up until the 11th, but from thereon the Italian did the better work and although Griffith continued to look for a finishing punch he failed to find it.
  
 
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1967-04-17 Nino Benvenuti w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mark Conn. Scorecards: 10-5, 9-6, 10-5. Making a bright start, Benvenuti (159) took the opening two rounds, scoring a knockdown in the second, before the champion came back strongly to knock him down from a right to the jaw in the fourth. Rounds five and six went to Benvenuti, who was landing well with left jabs and straight rights, before Griffith (153½) came back well to open up a cut on the Italian’s nose. The contest was fairly even up until the 11th, but from thereon the Italian did the better work and although Griffith continued to look for a finishing punch he failed to find it.