Luis Manuel Rodriguez vs. Emile Griffith (3rd meeting)

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1963-06-08 : Emile Griffith 146½ lbs beat Luis Manuel Rodriguez 146½ lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

  • WBC Welterweight Title
  • WBA Welterweight Title

Factoids

  • Both the AP and the UPI scored the bout 8-6-1 Rodriguez on their unofficial scorecards.
  • 17 writers scored the bout for Rodriguez, six for Griffith, and one had it even.
  • Griffith closed as a 6-to-5 favorite
  • Attendance: 8,081
  • Gate: $35,148
  • TV Fee: $70,000
  • Rodriguez's purse: $40,000
  • Griffith's purse: $37,500
  • Judge Rossi had the bout 7 to 7 in rounds going into the 15th, giving the final round to Griffith

Source: New York Times, June 9, 1963