Skip to comments.Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75
Posted on 07/23/2013 3:24:44 PM PDT by EveningStar
Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down.
The applause kept going.
Revered in retirement perhaps more than during his fighting days, Griffith died Tuesday at 75 after a long battle with pugilistic dementia.
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I recall that killing of Bennie “the kid” Peret. Brutal, even for in the ring fighting.
He was homosexual, used to buy white teens.
I saw it live on TV. It was horrible. Although Paret didn’t die until 10 days later, you could tell right away that something was seriously wrong. :(
He was bisexual.
When he retired from boxing he worked as a corrections officer for juveniles in Secaucus - pretty good pickins for a bisexual like that!
He was a good boxer.
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