Monday, September 16, 2013
Tribute to Emile Griffith at Ring 8 Meeting
His tribute will include several speakers as well as viewing of some of Griffith's best fights on a projector screen. Speakers will include his biographer, Ron Ross, Emile's son, Louis, boxing historian Henry Hascup and Bobby Bartels, his former sparring partner and past president of Ring 8.
Griffith's fights being shown are against Dick Tiger, Luis Rodriguez, Florentino Fernandez, Andy Heilman, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, as well as the second Nino Benvenutti fight.
"Emile was special to all of us at Ring 8 and were excited about paying tribute to this great man and fighter," Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. "He was a Ring 8 member for many years and we were all very fortunate to know him."