Emile Griffith

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: retired welterweight boxer whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Benny "The Kid" Paret in a 1962 title bout as he knocked out his bitter rival in the 12th round to regain his own title before Paret went into a coma and died from his injuries 10 days later.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from dementia

 

Born: February 3, 1938

 

Died: July 23, 2013

 

Location: Hempstead, Long Island, New York