Emile Griffith

1938 - 2013

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Emile Alphonse Griffith (February 3, 1938 – July 23, 2013) was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who won world titles in three weight divisions. He held the world light middleweight, undisputed welterweight, and middleweight titles. His best-known contest was a 1962 title match with Benny Paret. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emile Griffith has received more than 783,120 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Emile Griffith is the 34th most popular boxer (down from 30th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from U.S. Virgin Islands (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Boxer.

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  • 2.40

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Among boxers, Emile Griffith ranks 34 out of 324Before him are Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, John L. Sullivan, Vitali Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao, and Trevor Berbick. After him are Archie Moore, Wladimir Klitschko, Mate Parlov, Henry Armstrong, Pete Rademacher, and Rocky Graziano.

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Among people born in 1938, Emile Griffith ranks 173Before him are Edem Kodjo, Ove Andersson, Daniel Buren, Evel Knievel, Isabelle Aubret, and Götz George. After him are Jean Eustache, Jesús María Pereda, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria, Lawrence Block, and Ahmed Jibril. Among people deceased in 2013, Emile Griffith ranks 137Before him are Julie Harris, Mariangela Melato, Manolo Escobar, Elmore Leonard, Scott Carpenter, and Édouard Molinaro. After him are Margherita Hack, Clive Burr, Emilio Colombo, Alain Mimoun, Ray Dolby, and Michael Ansara.

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In U.S. Virgin Islands

Among people born in U.S. Virgin Islands, Emile Griffith ranks 3 out of 11Before him are Camille Pissarro (1830) and Kelsey Grammer (1955). After him are Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818), Tim Duncan (1976), Judah P. Benjamin (1811), Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832), Jasmin St. Claire (1972), Peter Holmberg (1960), Raja Bell (1976), and Daryl Homer (1990).

Among BOXERS In U.S. Virgin Islands

Among boxers born in U.S. Virgin Islands, Emile Griffith ranks 1