• FORMER CHAMP EMILE GRIFFITH DEAD AT 75

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    NEW YORK CITY, New York: Former welterweight champion Emile Griffith, best known for the brutal 1962 world title fight that claimed the life of bitter rival Benny Paret, died Tuesday. He was 75. Griffith, who suffered from dementia, died at a care facility in New York, the International Boxing Hall of Fame confirmed in a statement. Griffith was ambiguous about his sexuality throughout his life, and he told Sports Illustrated in 2005 he was bisexual.

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