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Emile Griffith

Born: 1938-02-03 - Died: 2013-07-23
Cause of Death:
Pugilistic dementia


Death Summary: Griffith died from pugilistic dementia.

Who was Emile Griffith : Emile Griffith, 75, was a world famous boxer. He's notable for being the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become a world champion. He's more notable, however, for his third fight against Benny Paret in 1962. During the fight, he knocked Paret unconscious. Paret died 10 days later from his injuries.
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