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Ring 8 honoring Emile Griffith Saturday morning memorial service in New York

NEW YORK (June 20, 2014) - Ring 8 will co-host a memorial service for Hall of Fame boxer Emile Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m.) at St. Michael Cemetery in East Elmhurst, New York. His son, Luis Griffith, and family will also co-host the ceremony. The cemetery is located off Astoria Avenue and Griffith's gravesite is in Section 19, located near the administration [...]

Ring 8 tribute to Emile Griffith a hit, 2013 award winners selected

Louis Griffith was one of the guest speakers at last week's Ring 8 meeting that paid tribute to his father, Emile Griffith. NEW YORK (September 26, 2013) - More than 100 people turned out last week for at Ring 8's monthly meeting and its tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith, at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York. The six-time, three-division world champion [...]

Ring 8’s Emile Griffith tribute Tues. in NY

NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) - Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night's (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York. The six-time, three-division world champion Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) was born in the Virgin Islands but lived most of his life in New York City. He was inducted into the [...]

MSG to Run Critically Acclaimed Documentary to Honor Emile Griffith After His Passing Last Week

MSG Network will honor legendary fighter Emile Griffith, who sadly passed away last week, by presenting Dan Klores’ critically acclaimed film Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story, on Friday, August 2 at 10:00 p.m. The film chronicles the life of Griffith, the six-time world boxing champion who fought an amazing 28 times at Madison Square Garden, including the controversial 1962 bout that resulted [...]

WBC Declares Three Days of World Mourning for Emile Griffith

WBC Declares Three Days of World Mourning for Emile Griffith The World Boxing Council declares three days of worldwide mourning for the passing away of one of the greatest welterweights in history, Emile Griffith, who had been living with several health problems. Emile was one of the main boxers who inspired us to create an organization to help boxers who hit hard times when they [...]

Boxing Hall of Fame Flags at Half-Staff For Emile Griffith

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of welterweight and middleweight champion Emile Griffith. He passed away early this morning at the Nassau County Extended Care Facility in Hempstead, New York. He was 75. “Emile Griffith was a gifted athlete and a truly great boxer,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “Outside [...]

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

by Geoffrey Ciani - Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a 'true' top 10 list should look like. [...]