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Benny (Kid) Paret

Benny (Kid) Paret (Boxing.  Born, Santa Clara, Las Villas, Cuba, Mar. 14, 1937; died, New York, NY, Apr. 3, 1962.)  Twice world welterweight champion (1960-61 and 1961-62), Benny Paret died as the result of injuries suffered in a bout with Emile Griffith Mar. 24, 1962, at the Garden.  It was Paret’s third bout with Griffith.  He […]

Emile Griffith

Emile Griffith (Boxing.  Born, St. Thomas, V.I., Feb. 3, 1938.)  Emile Alphonse Griffith never sought a boxing career and had it started for him by his employer in a hat factory when his boss entered him in the Daily News Golden Gloves.  But he turned out to be one of the most active and proficient […]

Ruby Goldstein

Ruby Goldstein (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 7, 1907; died, Miami Beach, FL, Apr. 22, 1984.)  Known as “the Jewel of the Ghetto” during his days as a professional fighter, Reuben Goldstein is perhaps best remembered as a boxing referee who  worked 39 championship fights in over two decades as the third man in […]

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