Emile Griffith

85 24 2
23 KOs 2 KOs
division middle
status inactive
bouts 112
rounds 1122
KOs 20.54%
career 1958-1977
debut 1958-06-23

ID# 009017
birth name Emile Alphonse Griffith
sex male
nationality U.S. Virgin Islands
stance orthodox
height 5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach 72″   /   183cm
residence New York, New York, USA
birth place Solberg, U.S. Virgin Islands

Boxing Pro 112 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1977-07-30 Alan Minter 27 5 0
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille
L-PTS
Griffith down in the 5th.
1977-07-16 Mayfield Pennington 2 3 0
Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville
L-SD
ref: Lamarr Lott 93-98   Kenny Pastor 96-97   Ed Sterle 97-96
Pennington down in fourth.
1977-04-15 Joel Bonnetaz 25 3 1
Perigueux
L-PTS
Bonnetaz was down in the third. This result was called and "out and out robbery" by World Champion magazine, September, 1977 page 25.
1977-02-02 Christy Elliott 22 2 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-MD
ref: Arthur Mercante 5-5   Harold Lederman 5-5   Al Reid 7-3
Even though he sumbitted an even scorecard, Mercante had Griffith the winner, due to Griffith winning the last two rounds.
1976-12-04 Frank Reiche 25 7 3
Ernst Merck Halle
W-TKO
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
1976-10-24 Dino Del Cid 8 16 2
Cartagena
W-TKO
Del Cid down 3 times in the bout.
1976-09-18 Eckhard Dagge 19 3 0
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg
L-MD
ref: Angelo Poletti 145-145   Lorenzo Sanchez Villar 145-148   Wally Thom 143-149

1976-06-26 Bennie Briscoe 54 14 3
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille
D-PTS
1976-02-09 Loucif Hamani 10 1 0
Palais des Sports, Paris
L-UD
1975-11-07 Jose Roberto
Chirino
20 10 4
Coliseum Theatre, Latham
W-UD
ref: Harold Valan 8-2   Tony Morella 6-4   Edward Perrone 7-1
1975-08-09 Elijah Makhathini 28 4 2
Orlando Stadium, Soweto
L-PTS
1975-07-23 Leo Saenz 22 1 1
Capitol Centre, Largo
W-UD
ref: Tom Kelly 48-44   Joe Bunsa 48-45   Ray Klingmeyer 49-41
1975-05-31 Jose Luis Duran 13 2 1
Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali
L-UD
1974-12-10 Donato Paduano 40 6 1
Forum, Montreal
W-UD
1974-11-22 Vito Antuofermo 26 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Tony Perez 3-6   Harold Lederman 2-8   Al Reid 2-7
1974-10-09 Bennie Briscoe 49 13 1
Spectrum, Philadelphia
W-MD
ref: Pete Tomasco 49-41   Lou Tress 48-43   Earl Vann 45-45
1974-05-25 Renato Garcia 23 0 0
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille
W-PTS
1974-02-05 Tony Licata 38 0 3
Boston Garden, Boston
L-UD
ref: Tommy Rawson 112-120   Dan Hamel 112-119   Royal Jones 114-117

1973-11-19 Tony Mundine 42 2 1
Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris XV
L-UD
ref: Bernard Mascot 54-58   Georges Gondre 54-59   Pierre Talayrac 54-59
1973-11-01 Manuel Gonzalez 60 29 6
Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa
W-MD
ref: Arthur Mercante 97-94   Herb Allen 97-94   Floyd Golden 98-98
1973-06-02 Carlos Monzon 79 3 9
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille
L-UD
ref: Piero Brambilla 145-147   Raymond Baldeyrou 143-147   Karl Perpeet 144-147

1973-03-12 Nessim Max Cohen 31 7 7
Palais des Sports, Paris
D-PTS
1972-12-18 Jean Claude
Bouttier
57 4 1
Parc des Expositions, Paris
L-DQ
Griffith was disqualified for a low blow.
1972-10-11 Joe DeNucci 54 13 4
Boston Garden, Boston
W-SD
ref: Billy Connelly 120-108   Arthur Googan 117-118    120-108
1972-09-16 Joe DeNucci 54 12 4
Hynes Convention Center , Boston
W-SD
ref: Eddie Bradley 100-98   Joe Heirty 95-97   Albert Scioli 97-95
1972-03-30 Ernie Lopez 47 7 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-UD
ref: Larry Rozadilla 5-4   George Latka 5-2   John Thomas 5-4
1972-02-21 Jacques Kechichian 21 2 0
Paris
W-PTS
Kechichian was knocked down three times during the bout.
1972-01-31 Armando Muniz 16 0 1
Convention Center, Anaheim
W-UD
ref: John Thomas 7-3   Lee Grossman 9-1   Larry Rozadilla 9-1
1971-12-10 Danny McAloon 22 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-3   Tony Castellano 8-2   Bill Recht 7-2
1971-09-25 Carlos Monzon 72 3 9
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
L-TKO
2:32    ref: Ramon Berumen   Hector Chaumont 127-130   Mr Folgaray 123-130   Leonardo Franchini 125-130

1971-07-26 Nessim Max Cohen 22 5 7
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Jimmy Devlin 7-3   Artie Aidala 9-1   Jack Gordon 6-4
1971-05-03 Ernie Lopez 43 6 1
Nevada Sports Palace, Las Vegas
W-MD
Art Lurie 47-45   Ralph Mosa 47-45   Mike Petrovich 46-46
1971-03-23 Rafael Gutierrez 42 5 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-UD
ref: Tony Bosnich 7-1   Frankie Carter 6-1   Jack Downey 8-2
1971-03-05 Juan Ramos 14 34 2
Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie
W-TKO
Fight was not a 2nd round KO as previously displayed. Source: Virgin Islands newspapers
1970-11-10 Nate Collins 21 12 0
Cow Palace, Daly City
W-UD
ref: Elmer Costa 6-3   Tony Bosnich 7-3   Al Martinez 8-1
1970-10-16 Danny Perez 22 17 2
Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie
W-UD
1970-07-15 Dick Tiger 60 18 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Petey Della 7-2   Al Berl 7-2   Harold Lederman 8-2
1970-06-04 Tom Bogs 53 0 1
Valby Idraetspark, Valby
W-PTS
ref: Harry Gibbs 48-44
Bogs was knocked down in the 6th and 10th rounds.
1970-03-11 Carlos Marks 18 7 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 9-3   Al Berl 6-5   Tony Castellano 8-4
1970-01-28 Doyle Baird 28 2 1
Arena, Cleveland
W-UD
ref: Vito Mazzeo 49-43   John Christopher 47-43   Tony LaBranch 46-45
1969-10-17 Jose Napoles 61 4 0
Forum, Inglewood
L-UD
ref: Dick Young 4-11   Rudy Jordan 4-9   John Thomas 3-11

1969-08-15 Art Hernandez 36 12 2
Arena, Sioux Falls
W-SD
ref: Lew Eskin 93-96   Bill Day 97-95   Max Pofahl 98-97
1969-07-11 Dick DiVeronica 42 11 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-TKO
1:28    ref: Jack Milicich 4-2   Joe Palmer 5-1   Bill Recht 6-0¼
1969-05-12 Stanley Hayward 27 4 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 8-4   Tony Castellano 8-4   Johnny Dran 9-3
1969-02-03 Andy Heilman 38 4 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Jimmy Devlin 8-2   Al Berl 8-2   Jack Gordon 7-3
1968-10-29 Stanley Hayward 26 3 3
Spectrum, Philadelphia
L-SD
ref: Zach Clayton 46-47   Jack Styles 47-44   Lou Tress 46-47
1968-08-06 Gypsy Joe Harris 24 0 0
Spectrum, Philadelphia
W-UD
ref: Pete Tomasco 58-53   Dave Beloff 58-51   Nate Lopinson 56-53
1968-06-11 Andy Heilman 37 3 3
Oakland Arena, Oakland
W-MD
ref: Vern Bybee 5-5   Elmer Costa 8-4   Johnny Lotsey 8-3
1968-03-04 Nino Benvenuti 73 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Johnny LoBianco 6-8   Al Berl 7-7   Frank Forbes 6-8

Griffith was knocked down in the 9th. Al Berl 7-7-1 (9-8, points for Nino based on extra point for knockdown)
1967-12-15 Remo Golfarini 15 1 0
PalaEur, Roma
W-TKO
Golfarini's chief second jumped into the ring as he was being counted out.
1967-09-29 Nino Benvenuti 72 1 0
Shea Stadium, Queens
W-MD
ref: Tommy Walsh 7-7   Johnny Dran 9-5   Joe Eppy 9-5

Benvenuti was knocked down in the 14th.
1967-04-17 Nino Benvenuti 71 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Mark Conn 5-10   Al Berl 6-9   Leo Birnbaum 5-10

1967 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 4th round, Griffith in the 2nd.
1967-01-23 Joey Archer 45 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 8-6   Johnny Dran 8-7   Joe Eppy 8-6

1966-07-13 Joey Archer 45 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-MD
ref: Johnny LoBianco 7-7   Artie Aidala 9-5   Al Berl 8-7

1966-04-25 Dick Tiger 53 16 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 9-5   Tony Castellano 8-7   Frank Forbes 7-6

Castellano's scorecard was 7-7-1 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.

1966-02-03 Johnny Brooks 27 9 4
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-UD
Ralph Mosa 49-41   Mike Petrovich 49-43   Ed Shea 46-44
1965-12-10 Manuel Gonzalez 38 12 6
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 9-5   Al Berl 11-3   Tony Rossi 12-3

Griffith gives up welter title in April 1966
1965-10-04 Harry Scott 23 15 4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-RTD
Scott retired with a damaged nose-Boxing News 8/10/65
1965-09-14 Gabe Terronez 28 7 0
Kearney Bowl, Fresno
W-TKO
2:45    ref: Vern Bybee
Terronez was knocked down in the 3rd and 4th round.
1965-08-19 Don Fullmer 35 11 3
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City
L-UD
ref: Del Markham 115-117   Norman Jorgensen 112-120   Howard Timpson 111-118
WBA American middleweight title
1965-06-14 Eddie Pace 23 14 0
Honolulu International Center, Honolulu
W-UD
ref: Louis Freitas Jr 49-43   Edward Higa 49-42   Wilbert Minn 49-45
1965-03-30 Jose Stable 26 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 11-4   Al Berl 9-5   Frank Forbes 8-6

1965-01-26 Manuel Gonzalez 33 12 6
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston
L-SD
ref: Jimmy Webb 94-97   Earl Keel 95-96   Maxie Ross 97-94
1964-12-01 Dave Charnley 48 11 1
Empire Pool, Wembley
W-TKO
1:56    ref: 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.
1964-09-22 Brian Curvis 30 1 0
Empire Pool, Wembley
W-UD

Curvis floored once in each of rounds six, ten and thirteen.
1964-06-12 Luis Rodriguez 56 3 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-SD
ref: Harold Krause 69-67   John Romero 70-68   David Zenoff 70-71

Rodriguez was penalized one point for a low blow in the 3rd round.
1964-04-14 Stan Harrington 48 13 1
Honolulu International Center, Honolulu
W-KO
1:40    ref: Louis Freitas Jr
1964-03-11 Carlo Duran 25 3 4
PalaEur, Roma
NC-NC
The bout was halted when fans began throwing bottles and oranges in to the ring, because they wanted more action.
1964-02-10 Ralph Dupas 101 20 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
W-KO
1963-12-20 Rubin Carter 17 4 0
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh
L-TKO
2:13    ref: Buck McTiernan
Griffith floored two times.
1963-10-05 Jose Gonzalez 26 7 1
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan
W-MD
ref: Enrique Velasquez 96-91   Rafael Carrasquillo 98-98   Robert Roberts 98-93
1963-08-10 Holly Mims 60 24 6
Convention Center, Saratoga Springs
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-3   Joe Armstrong 8-1   Tony Castellano 6-3
1963-06-08 Luis Rodriguez 51 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Jimmy Devlin 9-6   Joe Armstrong 5-10   Tony Rossi 8-7

1963-03-21 Luis Rodriguez 50 2 0
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
L-UD
ref: Tommy Hart 5-9   Lee Grossman 5-8   John Thomas 6-8

1963-02-03 Chris Christensen 51 15 3
Forum, Copenhagen
W-TKO
World Light Middleweight Title
Recognized by the Austrian Boxing Board of Control
1962-12-08 Jorge Fernandez 83 5 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-TKO
ref: Harold Krause 38-35   John Romero 38-38   Bill Stremmell 39-36

1962-10-17 Ted Wright 40 9 5
Stadthalle, Vienna
W-UD
World Light Middleweight Title
Recognized by the Austrian Boxing Board of Control, but by no other agencies. "Griffith was the aggressor throughout, and thoroughly deserved the victory.
It was doubtful if Wright won more than one round, but several were drawn..15 interesting rather than thrilling rounds." (Boxing News, October 26, 1962, page 12)
1962-10-06 Don Fullmer 28 6 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-2   Johnny Dran 9-1   Joe Eppy 7-2
1962-08-18 Denny Moyer 32 7 0
Sports Arena, Tacoma
W-SD
ref: Jimmy Rondeau 99-95   Jack Elich 96-97   Sam Heller 99-96
1962-07-13 Ralph Dupas 94 15 6
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-UD
ref: Frankie Van 71-64   John Romero 74-65   David Zenoff 73-69
World Welterweight Title
1962-03-24 Benny Kid Paret 35 11 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
2:09    ref: Ruby Goldstein
World Welterweight Title
Griffith took an 8-count in round six, but was well ahead on points going into the 12th round, in which Paret took "an unmerciful beating" (The Ring, page 7, June 1962 issue), leaving Benny unconscious and in a coma when the fight was stopped. Paret was taken immediately to Roosevelt Hospital, never regaining consciousness before his death there on April 3, 1962.
1962-02-03 Johnny Torres 10 11 5
Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie
W-UD
1961-12-23 Isaac Logart 60 17 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
W-MD
ref: Arthur Mercante 5-3   Joe Agnello 7-3   Leo Birnbaum 5-5
1961-11-04 Stanford Bulla 3 9 0
Bermuda Tennis Stadium, Hamilton
W-KO
1961-09-30 Benny Kid Paret 34 10 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-SD
ref: Al Berl 8-6   Artie Aidala 6-9   Tony Castellano 6-8
World Welterweight Title
1961-07-29 Yama Bahama 67 11 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 6-5   Artie Aidala 8-2   Tony Castellano 7-2
Kessler's scorecard was 4-4-2, but went to supplemental scoring.
1961-06-03 Gaspar Ortega 58 21 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
0:48    ref: Tommy Hart 12-2   Lee Grossman 13-1   George Latka 16-1
World Welterweight Title
Ortega was knocked down twice in the 7th round.
1961-04-01 Benny Kid Paret 34 9 3
Convention Center, Miami Beach
W-KO
1:11    ref: Jimmy Peerless 114-117   Bunny Lovett 117-116   Stuart Winston 115-115
World Welterweight Title
1960-12-17 Luis Rodriguez 35 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Mark Conn 4-5   Tony Castellano 5-4   Bill Recht 6-4
1960-10-22 Willie Toweel 46 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Al Berl 6-1   Artie Aidala 6-2   Charlie Rosen 6-1
1960-08-25 Florentino
Fernandez
27 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-2   Joe Eppy 7-3   Bill Recht 6-2
1960-07-25 Jorge Fernandez 75 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Al Berl 5-4   Artie Aidala 5-4   Leo Birnbaum 5-4
1960-06-03 Jorge Fernandez 75 3 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
W-SD
ref: Petey Della 5-4   Joe Agnello 4-6   Jack Gordon 5-4
1960-04-26 Denny Moyer 24 2 0
Pacific Livestock Pavilion, Portland
L-SD
ref: Ralph Gruman 96-99   Andy Crabtree 98-100   Eddie Volk 99-96
1960-03-11 Denny Moyer 24 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Harry Kessler 4-5   Artie Aidala 5-4   Leo Birnbaum 5-4
1960-02-12 Gaspar Ortega 51 17 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Harry Ebbets 1-8   Artie Aidala 7-3   Bill Recht 8-1
The crowd booed the score favoring Ortega.
1960-01-08 Roberto Pena 44 4 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
1959-11-23 Ray Lancaster 33 12 1
Academy of Music, New York
W-TKO
1:44    ref: Johnny LoBianco
1959-10-26 Randy Sandy 22 15 2
Academy of Music, New York
L-SD
ref: George Walsh 4-5   Joe Armstrong 5-4   Joe Pepe 3-6
1959-08-07 Kid Fichique 44 11 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Joe Pushkal 7-3   Tommy Dolan 8-2   Mike Parisi 7-3
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