Benny (Kid) Paret vs. Emile Griffith (3rd meeting)

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1962-03-24 : Emile Griffith 144 lbs beat Benny Kid Paret 146¼ lbs by TKO at 2:09 in round 12 of 15

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Ruby Goldstein
  • World Welterweight Title

Paret slipped into a coma and died ten days later of injuries sustained during this bout, which was the first ring death seen by millions on American national television on the then popular "Friday Night Fights" show. Griffith was down in the 6th round.