Dick Tiger vs. Emile Griffith (1st meeting)
1966-04-25 : Emile Griffith 150½ lbs beat Dick Tiger 160 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Arthur Mercante 9-5
- Judge: Frank Forbes 7-6
- Judge: Tony Castellano 8-7
- Unofficial UPI scorecard: 7-6-2 Griffith
- Unofficial AP scorecard: 8-6-1 Griffith
- World Boxing Association Middleweight Title (1st defense by Tiger)
- World Boxing Council Middleweight Title (1st defense by Tiger)
- Tiger was an 8-5 favorite.
- A crowd of 14,934 produced a gate of $147,536.
- Griffith floored Tiger in round nine. It was the first knockdown of Tiger's career.
- Judge Castellano's scorecard was 7-7-1 in rounds but went to supplemental scoring.
- The decision was roundly booed.
- 17 out of 22 sportswriters thought Tiger won the fight.
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