EMILE GRIFFITH - BOXING GLOVES SIGNED - HFSID 354370
Sale Price $1,360.00
The world champ in two weight classes signs a pair of boxing gloves.
Boxing Glove signed: “Emile Griffith”. Inscription in unknown hand: "To / JOE WELLS / for his / wonderful hospitality / while I trained / at the / THUNDERBIRD HOTEL / for my / Title Defense / Emile Griffith". On left-hand glove “Friday, July 13, 1962 / Las Vegas Convention Center / EMILE GRIFFITH / Champion / VS / RALPH DUPAS / Challenger / (Griffith won 15-round / unanimous decision)” Everlast left boxing gloves. Emile Alphonse Griffith (1938-2013) was matched against Benny "Kid" Paret for his first welterweight title at Miami Beach on April 1, 1961, and he won with a knockout in the 13th round. When Griffith fought for the world middleweight title on April 25, 1966, against Dick Tiger, he won a 15-round decision, becoming the third fighter to hold both the welterweight and middleweight championships. Griffith used foot and hand speed to throw a lot of short, quick punches and combinations. He won 85 professional fights, 23 by knockout, and lost 25, two by knockout. Griffith's record also includes two draws and one no-contest. Fine condition.
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