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"Known for his overwhelming speed and slick style," the great Hall of Fame boxer of 1990, Emile Griffith, ended his last fight Tuesday.
Griffith passed away from pugilistic dementia at the age of 75.
He was a well respected boxer, who endured a "brilliant career" before he retired in 1977. However, his brilliance was overshadowed by the "fatal beating he gave Benny 'The Kid' Paret in a 1962 tital bout."
After Paret went into a coma and died 10 days later, the world of boxing was changed forever. Hatred coming from each direction was aimed at Emile Griffith after the deadly fight, for quite so time. The game also changed for Griffith himself. He continued to fight, but only did enough to win, never to hurt his oppenent.
"I would have quit, but I didn't know how to do anything else but fight," stated Griffith in a past statement.
Although Griffith endured many challenges in his career, he is still loved by his many fans and the boxing champions he went on to train after retirement.
Rest in peace Mr. Emile Griffith.