Thread: Emile Griffith
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Emile Griffith

Just saw an article in one of my old ring magazines on Emile Griffith. May '66 issue says that Griffith, then the welterweight champ, had a April 25, shot at Dick Tiger's Middleweight title at Madison Square Garden signed, sealed, and delivered became pissed off when Joey Archer started crying about how he deserved the title shot against Tiger instead of Griffith. Griffith went to Garden management and demanded a fight with Archer with the winner getting the title shot. Actually risked his title shot to shut up Archer. Archer ok'd the fight, but then would up backing out and Griffith went on to win the title from Tiger (on a very controversial decision). Anyway, how badass is that? Can't imaging too many other fighters doing that. Emile was always pretty high on my list (very underrated) but he shot way up after I read that. Awesome!
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