Emile Griffith vs. Benny Paret (2nd meeting)
Benny Kid Paret beat Emile Griffith by SD in round 15 of 15
- Date: 1961-09-30
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Judge: Tony Castellano 8-6
- Judge: Artie Aidala 9-6
- Referee: Al Berl 6-8
A ringside survey of reporters covering the fight, showed nine scoring for Griffith and three scoring for Paret.
Griffith was a 3-to-1 favorite.
Purses: $25,000 for each boxer, plus 30% of $60,000 television fee, in addition to 30% of live gate.
Gate: $20,000 (est.)
Source: New York Times
- AP - 8-6-1 Paret
- UPI - 8-7 Griffith
- The AP and UPI conducted independent polls of sportswriters after the bout. The APs poll showed 9 of 12 favored Griffith and the UPIs showed 18 for Griffith and 4 for Paret.