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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 856,602 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Emile Griffith is the 43rd most popular boxer (down from 34th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from U.S. Virgin Islands (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Boxer.

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Among boxers, Emile Griffith ranks 43 out of 326Before him are Leon Spinks, Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr, Orlando Martínez, Henry Armstrong, Roy Jones Jr., and Jersey Joe Walcott. After him are James J. Corbett, Rocky Graziano, Ezzard Charles, Georges Carpentier, Tommy Morrison, and José Nápoles.

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Among people born in 1938, Emile Griffith ranks 254Before him are Marinella, Mort Shuman, Frederic Rzewski, Holger Czukay, Pat Buchanan, and Kurt Moll. After him are Charles Starkweather, Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, Boris Mikhailov, Carlo Caffarra, Michel Duchaussoy, and Corine Rottschäfer. Among people deceased in 2013, Emile Griffith ranks 196Before him are Hiroshi Nakajima, Aníbal Paz, Yusef Lateef, Otto Muehl, Robert N. Bellah, and Józef Glemp. After him are Pietro Mennea, Tony Musante, Diane Disney Miller, Jimmy Fontana, Alla Kushnir, and Joanna Chmielewska.

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In U.S. Virgin Islands

Among people born in U.S. Virgin Islands, Emile Griffith ranks 4 out of 11Before him are Camille Pissarro (1830), Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818), and Kelsey Grammer (1955). After him are 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