Dick Tiger vs. Emile Griffith (1st meeting)

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Dick Tiger lands a right against Emile Griffith

Emile Griffith 151 lbs beat Dick Tiger 160 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15


  • 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.

Preceded by:
Giardello vs. Tiger IV
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 7
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 5
Succeeded by:
Griffith vs. Archer I