Emile Griffith, gay former boxing champion remembered for killing Benny Paret in the ring, dies at 75
Mr Mellina met up with the Jarrow boxing coach in New York, and later used one of the miniature boxing rings to propose to his girlfriend. Originally made for former world boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, the boxing rings have proved popular with fight fans at home and abroad. Mr Devlin said: My nephew, Thomas Devlin, who works in IT, put some information about the mini- boxing rings on a website. A few weeks later, I got an e-mail from Frank Mellina in Brooklyn, New York, asking if I could supply him with a boxing ring. As it happened, I was going to New York for my brother-in-laws 50th birthday celebrations and arranged to meet the guy. He told he had met his girlfriend at a boxing match and was going to propose to her in a few weeks time and wanted to do something special connected to boxing, by placing the engagement ring inside one of my mini-boxing rings.
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His return the next day was the start of a long stretch of success for the Petronelli brothers, as Hagler and his brother Robbie Sims started long careers as middleweights, with Hagler having a seven-year run as the undisputed champion. The run took Perron, his wife, and their daughter Michelle on a wild ride over the years, including multiple fights in Las Vegas. In Haglers split decision loss to Sugar Ray Leonard, Perron sat ringside next to famed sportscaster Howard Cosell. Perron was Goodys assistant for 27 years and worked an estimated 1,000 corners with him. I learned through Goody, Perron said. I watched him like a hawk. Tony Petronelli said that Pit learned well from Goody. He taught Pit, and Pit got to be a very good cut man, Petronelli said.
Former boxing champion Emile Griffith dies at 75
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By BoxRec News | BoxRecNews 2 hours 3 minutes ago Eurosport – British boxer Tony Bellew Related Content Bet on Boxing Bellew turns 31 on November 30 which is a mooted date for the bout after the WBC ruled the bout had to take place before the end of the year. Quebec City is a likely venue for the clash, with Canadian Stevenson taking a voluntary defence in September against Floridas Cloud. The Liverpool star earned the mandatory position after defeating Isaac Chilemba at The O2 in May, with Stevenson claiming the belt with a stunning first round knockout of Chad Dawson in June in Montreal. I am delighted Tony has got the shot and what a perfect potential date for it, said promoter Eddie Hearn. Tony has worked tirelessly to get a second crack at a World title and hes ready to claim it now what a dream birthday present it will be when he does.
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He was the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become world champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. “Emile was a gifted athlete and truly a great boxer,” Hall of Fame director Ed Brophy said. “Outside the ring he was as great a gentleman as he was a fighter. He always had time for boxing fans when visiting the hall on an annual basis and was one of the most popular boxers to return year after year.” Griffith often attended fights in New York, especially at Madison Square Garden, where he headlined 23 times. He was also a frequent visitor to the many boxing clubs around New York City. He would slowly rise from his seat, often with assistance, and smile while waving when he was acknowledged.
He retired in 1977 with a record of 85-24-2 with 23 knockouts. His struggles were chronicled in Ring of Fire, where he met Parets son in the films final, dramatic scene. He was a lovely sweet man, Klores said in a phone interview. And tortured of course in the sense that had this secret life and yearning that he had to hide, but he was honorable and loyal and as a world champion I think he has to be mentioned in the same category as the Sugar Ray Leonards and the Roberto Durans. After his retirement, Griffith trained fighters including Juan Laporte and Wilfred Benitez and was a frequent presence at amateur and pro boxing events around New York, offering youngsters a smile and an autograph until he stopped making the rounds with his health failing. Attention has to be paid because this was one of the great champions in the history of boxing and one of the best to ever come out of New York, said promoter Lou DiBella, who published Ross biography of Griffith.
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Movie icon and fictional boxing hero Sylvester Stallone tweeted Tuesday that two new Latino combat sports athletes are to appear in the third installment of his Expendables franchise: the UFCs bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former boxing champion Victor Ortiz. Ronda Rousey will show championship form in Expendables 3! So will multi [champion Victor Ortiz!, Stallone tweeted. Rousey wont be the first MMA star to appear in an “Expendables” film.UFC legend Randy Couture, a current coach on Spike TVs Fight Master, is a main cast Expendable and will most likely appear in the third film. Rousey, now a mainstream sensation, just finished filming “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite Miesha Tate which culminates in a fight on this upcoming Decembers UFC 168 card as the co-main event before the much anticipated Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman rematch. This isnt the first time that Rowdy, as shes known, has flirted with the silver screen.
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The event will be the first promotional venture for all-time boxing great Mike Tyson. The current Argentina (FAB) Featherweight and Interim WBA Fedelatin Featherweight Champion, Cuellar now joins the promotional stable of the only man to ever defeat him, Oscar Escandon. In 2011, Cuellar dropped down in weight to face the Colombian KO artist Escandon, but eventually dehydration and exhaustion took its toll in round seven. Cuellar remains undefeated at featherweight.