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Emile Griffith
Global ID9017
sexmale
birthdate 1938-02-03
death date 2013-07-22 (75)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach72″   /   183cm
country U.S. Virgin Islands
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeSaint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
birth nameEmile Alphonse Griffith
won 85 (KO 23) + lost 24 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 112
rounds boxed 1122 KO% 20.54
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1977-07-30Alan Minter27-5-0
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, MonacoLPTS1010
Griffith down in the 5th.
1977-07-16Mayfield Pennington2-3-0
Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USALSD1010
referee: Lamarr Lott 93-98 | judge: Kenny Pastor 96-97 | judge: Ed Sterle 97-96
Pennington down in fourth.
1977-04-15Joel Bonnetaz25-3-1
Perigueux, Dordogne, FranceLPTS1010
Bonnetaz was down in the third. This result was called and "out and out robbery" by World Champion magazine, September, 1977 page 25.
1977-02-02Christy Elliott22-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-5 | judge: Harold Lederman 5-5 | judge: Al Reid 7-3
Even though he sumbitted an even scorecard, Mercante had Griffith the winner, due to Griffith winning the last two rounds.
1976-12-04Frank Reiche25-7-3
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, GermanyWTKO910
The doctor in charge interrupted the fight in the 9th round after an upward right hook/uppercut split Reiche’s upper lip. Source: Hamburger Abendblatt
1976-10-24Dino Del Cid7-16-2
Cartagena, ColombiaWTKO410
1976-09-18Eckhard Dagge19-3-0
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, GermanyLMD1515
referee: Angelo Poletti 145-145 | judge: Wally Thom 143-149 | judge: Lorenzo Sanchez Villar 145-148
WBC World super welterweight title
Emile Griffith was a last minute replacement for the original opponent, Sugar Ray Seales.
1976-06-26Bennie Briscoe54-14-3
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, MonacoDMD1010
referee: Piero Brambilla 96-95 | judge: Andre Bernier 97-97 | judge: Pierre Talleyrac 96-96
1976-02-09Loucif Hamani10-1-0
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceLUD1010
1975-11-07Jose Roberto Chirino20-10-4
Coliseum Theatre, Latham, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harold Valan 8-2 | judge: Edward Perrone 71-0 | judge: Tony Morella 6-4
1975-08-09Elijah Makhathini28-4-2
Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Gauteng, South AfricaLPTS1010
1975-07-23Leo Saenz22-1-1
Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1975-05-31Jose Luis Duran13-2-1
Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali, ColombiaLSD1010
96-95 | 95-96 | 94-97
1974-12-10Donato Paduano40-6-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon | judge: Jacques Mailloux 50-44 | judge: Emilien Nadeau 48-46 | judge: Armand Brissette 48-47
1974-11-22Vito Antuofermo26-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Tony Perez 3-6 | judge: Al Reid 2-7 | judge: Harold Lederman 2-8
1974-10-09Bennie Briscoe49-13-1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 45-41 | judge: Lou Tress 48-43 | judge: Earl Vann 45-45
1974-05-25Renato Garcia24-0-0
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, MonacoWPTS1010
97-93 | 97-93 | 97-94
1974-02-05Tony Licata38-0-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1212
referee: Tommy Rawson 112-120 | judge: Royal Jones 114-117 | judge: Dan Hamel 112-119
NABF middleweight title
1973-11-19Tony Mundine42-2-1
Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris XV, Paris, FranceLUD1212
referee: Bernard Mascot 54-58 | judge: Georges Gondre 54-59 | judge: Paul Talairach 54-59
1973-11-01Manuel Gonzalez60-29-6
Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida, USAWMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 97-94 | judge: Herb Allen 97-94 | judge: Floyd Golden 98-98
1973-06-02Carlos Monzon79-3-9
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, MonacoLUD1515
referee: Piero Brambilla 145-147 | judge: Karl Perpedt 144-147 | judge: Raymond Baldeyrou 143-147
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1973-03-12Nessim Max Cohen31-7-7
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS1010
1972-12-18Jean-Claude Bouttier57-4-1
Parc des Expositions, Paris, Paris, FranceLDQ710
Griffith was disqualified for a low blow.
1972-10-11Joe DeNucci54-13-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1212
referee: Billy Connelly 120-108 | 120-108 | judge: Arthur Gougen 117-118
1972-09-16Joe DeNucci54-12-4
Hynes Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Bradley 100-98 | judge: Albert Scioli 97-95 | judge: Joe Heirty 95-97 | 97-95
1972-03-30Ernie Lopez46-8-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Larry Rozadilla 5-4 | judge: John Thomas 5-4 | judge: George Latka 5-2
1972-02-21Jacques Kechichian21-2-0
Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1972-01-31Armando Muniz16-0-1
Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USAWUD1010
referee: John Thomas 7-3 | judge: Lee Grossman 9-1 | judge: Larry Rozadilla 9-1
1971-12-10Danny McAloon22-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-3 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-2 | judge: Bill Recht 7-2
1971-09-25Carlos Monzon72-3-9
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLTKO1415
time: 2:32 | referee: Ramon Berumen
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1971-07-26Nessim Max Cohen22-5-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin 7-3 | judge: Jack Gordon 6-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 9-1
1971-05-03Ernie Lopez42-7-1
Nevada Sports Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWMD1010
judge: Art Lurie 47-45 | judge: Mike Petrovich 46-46 | judge: Ralph Mosa 47-45
1971-03-23Rafael Gutierrez39-5-3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Bosnich 7-1 | judge: Jack Downey 8-2 | judge: Frankie Carter 6-1
1971-03-05Juan Ramos14-34-2
Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin IslandsWTKO710
referee: Dante Rossi
Fight was not a 2nd round KO as previously displayed. Source: Virgin Islands newspapers
Ramos was a last-minute replacement for Rafael Gutierrez who decided not to fight Emile in the Virgin Islands. Ramos also happened to be Griffith's sparring partner.

1970-11-10Nate Collins21-13-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Elmer Costa 6-3 | judge: Al Martinez 8-1 | judge: Tony Bosnich 7-3
1970-10-17Danny Perez22-17-2
Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin IslandsWUD1212
referee: Dante Rossi
1970-07-15Dick Tiger60-18-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Petey Della 7-2 | judge: Al Berl 7-2 | judge: Harold Lederman 8-2
1970-06-04Tom Bogs53-0-1
Valby Hallen, Valby, DenmarkWPTS1010
referee: Harry Gibbs 48-41
Bogs was knocked down in the 6th and 10th rounds.
1970-03-11Carlos Marks18-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Arthur Mercante 9-3 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-4 | judge: Al Berl 6-5
1970-01-28Doyle Baird28-2-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Vito Mazzeo 49-43 | judge: John Christopher 47-43 | judge: Tony LaBranch 46-45
1969-10-17Jose Napoles61-4-0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USALUD1515
referee: Dick Young 4-11 | judge: John Thomas 3-11 | judge: Rudy Jordan 4-9
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
1969-08-15Art Hernandez36-12-2
Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USAWSD1010
referee: Lew Eskin | 97-95 | 93-96 | 98-97
1969-07-11Dick DiVeronica41-11-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:28 | referee: Jack Milicich 4-2 | judge: Joe Palmer 5-1 | judge: Bill Recht 6-0
1969-05-12Stanley Hayward27-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Arthur Mercante 8-4 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-4 | judge: Johnny Dran 9-3
1969-02-03Andy Heilman38-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin 8-2 | judge: Al Berl 8-2 | judge: Jack Gordon 7-3
1968-10-29Stanley Hayward26-3-3
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Zach Clayton | judge: Lou Tress 46-47 | judge: Jack Styles 47-44 | judge: Zach Clayton 46-47
1968-08-06Gypsy Joe Harris24-0-0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1212
referee: Pete Tomasco 58-53 | judge: Dave Beloff 58-51 | judge: Nate Lopinson 56-53
1968-06-11Andy Heilman37-3-3
Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, USAWMD1212
referee: Vern Bybee 5-5 | judge: Elmer Costa 8-4 | judge: Johnny Lotsey 8-3
1968-03-04Nino Benvenuti73-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 6-8 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-8 | judge: Al Berl 7-7
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Griffith was knocked down in the 9th. Al Berl 7-7-1 (9-8, points for Nino based on extra point for knockdown)
1967-12-15Remo Golfarini15-1-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWTKO610
Golfarini's chief second jumped into the ring as he was being counted out.
1967-09-29Nino Benvenuti72-1-0
Shea Stadium, Queens, New York, USAWMD1515
referee: Tommy Walsh 7-7 | judge: Johnny Dran 9-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 9-5
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 14th.
1967-04-17Nino Benvenuti71-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Mark Conn 5-10 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-10 | judge: Al Berl 6-9
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1967 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 4th round, Griffith in the 2nd.

1967-01-23Joey Archer45-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 8-6 | judge: Joe Eppy 8-6 | judge: Johnny Dran 8-7
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1966-07-13Joey Archer45-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 7-7 | judge: Al Berl 8-7 | judge: Artie Aidala 9-5
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1966-04-25Dick Tiger53-16-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 9-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 7-6 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-7
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Castellano's scorecard was 7-7-1 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1966-02-03Johnny Brooks27-9-4
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
judge: Ed Shea 46-44 | judge: Ralph Mosa 49-41 | judge: Mike Petrovich 49-43
1965-12-10Manuel Gonzalez38-12-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 9-5 | judge: Al Berl 11-3 | judge: Tony Rossi 12-3
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
Griffith gives up welter title in April 1966
1965-10-04Harry Scott23-15-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD710x3
Scott retired with a damaged nose
1965-09-14Gabe Terronez28-7-0
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWTKO410
time: 2:45 | referee: Vern Bybee
Terronez was knocked down in the 3rd and 4th round.
1965-08-19Don Fullmer35-11-3
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USALUD1212
referee: Del Markham 115-117 | judge: Norman Jorgensen 112-120 | judge: Howard Timson 111-118
WBA American middleweight title
1965-06-14Eddie Pace23-14-0
International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWUD1010
49-43 | 49-45 | 49-42
1965-03-30Jose Stable26-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 11-4 | judge: Al Berl 9-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 8-6
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
1965-01-26Manuel Gonzalez33-12-6
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALSD1010
referee: Jimmy Webb 94-97 | judge: Maxie Ross 97-94 | judge: Earl Keel 95-96
1964-12-01Dave Charnley48-11-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO910x3
time: 1:56 | referee: Frank Wilson
Charnley was knocked down twice in the 3rd and once in the 9th. Referee stopped the bout after Charnley rose unsteady at nine, following the last knockdown.
1964-09-22Brian Curvis30-1-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWUD1515x3
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
1964-06-12Luis Manuel Rodriguez56-3-0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1515
referee: Harold Krause 69-67 | judge: John Romero 70-68 | judge: David Zenoff 70-71
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
Rodriguez was penalized one point for a low blow in the 3rd round.
1964-04-14Stan Harrington48-13-1
International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO410
time: 1:40
1964-03-11Juan Carlos Duran25-3-4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyNCNC710
The bout was halted when fans began throwing bottles and oranges in to the ring, because they wanted more action.
1964-02-10Ralph Dupas101-20-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO312
referee: Vic Patrick
1963-12-20Rubin Carter17-4-0
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO110
time: 2:13 | referee: Buck McTiernan
Griffith floored two times.
1963-10-05Jose Gonzalez26-7-1
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWMD1010
referee: Enrique Velasquez 96-91 | judge: Rafael Carrasquillo 98-98 | judge: Robert Roberts 98-93
1963-08-10Holly Mims60-24-6
Convention Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-3 | judge: Tony Castellano 6-3 | judge: Joe Armstrong 8-1
1963-06-08Luis Manuel Rodriguez51-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Jimmy Devlin 9-6 | judge: Tony Rossi 8-7 | judge: Joe Armstrong 5-10
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
1963-03-21Luis Manuel Rodriguez50-2-0
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1515
referee: Tommy Hart 5-9 | judge: John Thomas 6-8 | judge: Lee Grossman 5-8
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
1963-02-03Chris Christensen51-15-3
Forum, Copenhagen, DenmarkWTKO915
referee: Robert Seidel
World Light Middleweight Title
Recognized by the Austrian Boxing Board of Control

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