Emile Griffith Record & Stats

Emile Griffith Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 19 years and 1 month, Emile Griffith fought 112 times with 85 wins, 24 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on July 30, 1977, Griffith's boxing record stood at 85-24-2 (22 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Born
Feb 3, 1938
Died
Jul 23, 2013 (75 years)
Debut
Jun 2, 1958
Record
85-24-2
Rounds
1126
KOs
22 (19.8%)
Height
171 cm
Reach
183 cm
Ape Index
12 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Emile Griffith's Record

      Emile Griffith was an American professional boxer. He was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on February 3, 1938. Griffith made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on June 2, 1958. He was a 2-weight-class world champion. He died on July 23, 2013 at the age of 75 years. Griffith is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights112
      Wins85
      Losses24
      Draws2
      No-Contests1
      KO Wins22
      Total Title Wins15
      Title Defenses10
      Title-Fight KO Wins5
      Losses via KO2
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      112Jul 30, 197739 Alan MinterLossPTS
      111Jul 16, 197739Mayfield PenningtonLossSD
      110Apr 15, 197739Joel BonnetazLossPTS
      109Feb 2, 197738Christy ElliottWinMD
      108Dec 4, 197638Frank ReicheWinTKO10
      107Oct 24, 197638Dino Del CidWinTKO4
      106Sep 18, 197638Eckhard Dagge LossMD
      105Jun 26, 197638Bennie BriscoeDrawPTS
      104Feb 9, 197638Loucif HamaniLossPTS
      103Nov 7, 197537Jose Roberto ChirinoWinUD
      102Aug 9, 197537Elijah MakathiniLossPTS
      101Jul 23, 197537Leo SaenzWinUD
      100May 31, 197537Jose Luis DuranLossUD
      99Dec 10, 197436Donato PaduanoWinUD
      98Nov 22, 197436 Vito AntuofermoLossUD
      97Oct 9, 197436Bennie BriscoeWinMD
      96May 25, 197436Renato GarciaWinPTS
      95Feb 5, 197436Tony LicataLossUD
      94Nov 19, 197335Tony MundineLossUD
      93Nov 1, 197335Manuel GonzálezWinMD
      92Jun 2, 197335 Carlos Monzón LossUD
      91Mar 12, 197335Nessim Max CohenDrawPTS
      90Dec 18, 197234Jean-Claude BouttierLossDQ
      89Oct 11, 197234Joe DeNucciWinSD
      88Sep 16, 197234Joe DeNucciWinSD
      87Mar 30, 197234Ernie LopezWinUD
      86Feb 21, 197234Jacques KechichianWinPTS
      85Jan 31, 197233Armando MuñízWinUD
      84Dec 10, 197133Danny McAloonWinUD
      83Sep 25, 197133 Carlos Monzón LossTKO14
      82Jul 26, 197133Nessim Max CohenWinUD
      81May 3, 197133Ernie LopezWinMD
      80Mar 23, 197133Rafael GutierrezWinUD
      79Mar 5, 197133Juan RamosWinTKO7
      78Nov 10, 197032Nate CollinsWinUD
      77Oct 17, 197032Danny PerezWinUD
      76Jul 15, 197032 Dick TigerWinUD
      75Jun 4, 197032Tom BogsWinPTS
      74Mar 11, 197032Carlos MarksWinUD
      73Jan 28, 197031Doyle BairdWinUD
      72Oct 17, 196931 José Nápoles LossUD
      71Aug 15, 196931Art HernandezWinSD
      70Jul 11, 196931Dick DiVeronicaWinTKO7
      69May 12, 196931Stanley HaywardWinUD
      68Feb 3, 196931Andy HeilmanWinUD
      67Oct 29, 196830Stanley HaywardLossSD
      66Aug 6, 196830Gypsy Joe HarrisWinUD
      65Jun 11, 196830Andy HeilmanWinMD
      64Mar 4, 196830 Nino Benvenuti LossUD
      63Dec 15, 196729Remo GolfariniWinTKO6
      62Sep 29, 196729 Nino Benvenuti WinMD
      61Apr 17, 196729 Nino Benvenuti LossUD
      60Jan 23, 196728Joey Archer WinUD
      59Jul 13, 196628Joey Archer WinMD
      58Apr 25, 196628 Dick Tiger WinUD
      57Feb 3, 196628Johnny BrooksWinUD
      56Dec 10, 196527Manuel González WinUD
      55Oct 4, 196527Harry ScottWinRTD7
      54Sep 14, 196527Gabe TerronezWinTKO4
      53Aug 19, 196527Don FullmerLossUD
      52Jun 14, 196527Eddie PaceWinUD
      51Mar 30, 196527Jose Stable WinUD
      50Jan 26, 196526Manuel GonzálezLossSD
      49Dec 1, 196426Dave Charnley WinTKO9
      48Sep 22, 196426Brian Curvis WinUD
      47Jun 12, 196426Luis Manuel Rodríguez WinSD
      46Apr 14, 196426Stan HarringtonWinKO4
      45Mar 11, 196426Juan Carlo DuranNCNC
      44Feb 10, 196426Ralph DupasWinKO3
      43Dec 20, 196325Rubin CarterLossTKO1
      42Oct 5, 196325Jose Monon GonzalezWinMD
      41Aug 10, 196325Holly MimsWinUD
      40Jun 8, 196325Luis Manuel Rodríguez WinSD
      39Mar 21, 196325Luis Manuel Rodríguez LossUD
      38Feb 3, 196325Christian ChristensenWinTKO9
      37Dec 8, 196224Jorge Fernandez WinTKO9
      36Oct 17, 196224Ted WrightWinPTS
      35Oct 6, 196224Don FullmerWinUD
      34Aug 18, 196224 Denny MoyerWinSD
      33Jul 13, 196224Ralph Dupas WinUD
      32Mar 24, 196224 Benny Paret WinTKO12
      31Feb 3, 196224Johnny TorresWinUD
      30Dec 23, 196123Isaac LogartWinMD
      29Nov 4, 196123Stanford BullaWinKO4
      28Sep 30, 196123 Benny Paret LossSD
      27Jul 29, 196123Yama BahamaWinUD
      26Jun 3, 196123Gaspar Ortega WinTKO12
      25Apr 1, 196123 Benny Paret WinKO13
      24Dec 17, 196022Luis Manuel RodríguezWinSD
      23Oct 22, 196022Willie ToweelWinTKO8
      22Aug 25, 196022Florentino FernándezWinUD
      21Jul 25, 196022Jorge FernandezWinUD
      20Jun 3, 196022Jorge FernandezWinSD
      19Apr 26, 196022 Denny MoyerLossSD
      18Mar 11, 196022 Denny MoyerWinSD
      17Feb 12, 196022Gaspar OrtegaWinSD
      16Jan 8, 196021Roberto PeñaWinUD
      15Jan 8, 196021Ray LancasterWinUD
      14Oct 26, 195921Randy SandyLossSD
      13Aug 7, 195921Kid FichiqueWinUD
      12May 25, 195921Willie StevensonWinUD
      11Apr 27, 195921Mel BarkerWinUD
      10Mar 23, 195921Bobby ShellWinUD
      9Feb 23, 195921Barry AllisonWinTKO5
      8Feb 9, 195921Willie Joe JohnsonWinTKO5
      7Jan 26, 195920Gaylord BarnesWinTKO5
      6Dec 15, 195820Larry JonesWinKO5
      5Nov 17, 195820Sergio RiosWinKO3
      4Oct 6, 195820Artie CunninghamWinPTS
      3Jul 21, 195820Tommy LeaksWinPTS
      2Jun 23, 195820Bruce GibsonWinPTS
      1Jun 2, 195820Joe ParhamWinPTS

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      Statistics

      Emile Griffith was 171 cm tall (5' 7.32") with a reach of 183 cm (6' 0.05"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 12 cm (4.72"). Griffith had a 19.8% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Emile Griffith's professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1958 to 1977.

      Griffith made his debut against Joe Parham at the age of 20 on June 2, 1958, defeating Parham via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 5 wins via stoppage.

      Griffith had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on April 1, 1961 after 24 professional fights, against Benny Paret for the welterweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Paret via 13th round KO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      He was a three-time undisputed world champion — at middleweight (2x) and welterweight, and won 11 world titles at 2 weight classes. He was elevated as world champion twice. For all the details about Griffith's world title wins and defenses refer to "Emile Griffith World Titles".

      Some of Griffith's best fights and notable victories include wins over Nino Benvenuti, Dick Tiger, Benny Paret, and Denny Moyer.

      Emile Griffith had a total of 24 losses in his professional boxing career — eight of them in title bouts and 16 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Randy Sandy via 10 round split-decision on October 26, 1959, which ended his 13-fight win streak. He was stopped two times and lost 22 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Emile Griffith's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against British boxer Alan Minter at 39 years of age, on July 30, 1977. Griffith lost the fight via 10 round PTS.

      Griffith retired from professional boxing with a record of 85-24-2, which included 22 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 11 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Emile Griffith fought a total of 112 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Benny Paret

        A 23-year old Emile Griffith (22-2, 6 KO) had his first world title fight against Benny Paret for Paret's NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight belts. Paret was 24 years old with a record of 34-9-3. Paret was on a one-fight losing streak. Both the boxers were of the same height but Griffith had a 12 cm reach advantage over Paret.

        Griffith defeated Paret via 13th round KO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Benny Paret III

        In a rematch, a 24-year old Emile Griffith (28-3, 9 KO) faced Benny Paret, who was now 25 years old with a record of 35-11-3. Paret was on a one-fight losing streak. Both the boxers were of the same height but Griffith had a 12 cm reach advantage over Paret.

        Griffith defeated Paret via 12th round TKO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Denny Moyer III

        In a rematch, a 24-year old Emile Griffith (30-3, 10 KO) faced Denny Moyer, who was now 23 years old with a record of 32-7. Moyer was on a one-fight win streak with 8 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Griffith had a 9 cm reach advantage over Moyer.

        Griffith defeated Moyer via 10 round split-decision.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Luis Manuel Rodríguez

        In a rematch, a 25-year old Emile Griffith (35-4, 12 KO) faced Luis Manuel Rodríguez in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Griffith defeated Rodríguez via 15th round split-decision to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Dick Tiger

        A 28-year old Emile Griffith (49-7, 17 KO) faced Dick Tiger, who was 36 years old with a record of 53-16-3 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. Tiger was on a four-fight win streak with 25 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms but Griffith had a 3 cm reach advantage over Tiger.

        Griffith defeated Tiger via 15 round unanimous decision to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Nino Benvenuti II

        In an immediate rematch, a 29-year old Emile Griffith (52-8, 17 KO) faced Nino Benvenuti, who was now 29 years old with a record of 72-1 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. Griffith had lost to Benvenuti in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage over Griffith.

        Griffith defeated Benvenuti via 15 round majority decision to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Dick Tiger II

        In a rematch, a 32-year old Emile Griffith (63-11, 19 KO) faced Dick Tiger, who was now 40 years old with a record of 60-18-3. Tiger was on a three-fight win streak with 27 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms but Griffith had a 3 cm reach advantage over Tiger.

        Griffith defeated Tiger via 10 round unanimous decision.

      • Emile Griffith vs. Carlos Monzón II

        In a rematch, a 35-year old Emile Griffith (76-13-1, 20 KO) faced Carlos Monzón, who was now 30 years old with a record of 79-3-9 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. Monzón was on a 23-fight win streak with 55 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 11 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Griffith.

        Monzón defeated Griffith via 15 round unanimous decision.

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