Adventures in the Fight Racket #8

Today's Adventure: Emile Griffith sends World Welterweight Champion
Benny 'The Kid' Paret to the canvas (1961)

1 comment:

Joe said...

Paret died after their April 1962 fight. Paret had called Griffith a "maricón". Griffith, who may have been gay, beat Paret in a rage. The referee should have stopped the fight, but did not. There was a good documentary about the situation called "Ring of Fire".

Joe Thompson ;0)