Emile Griffith facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEmile Griffith
Griffith in 2010
|Real name||Emile Alphonse Griffith|
|Rated at||160 lb|
|Height||5 ft 6.5 in|
|Born||February 3, 1938
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
|Died||July 23, 2013
Hempstead, New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||23|
Griffith later won the world middleweight title and claimed an early version of the junior middleweight world championship, a claim that has not been universally recognized although some consider Griffith a three-division champion fighter.
In 1971, two months after they met, Griffith married Mercedes (Sadie) Donastrog, who was then a member of the dance troupe "Prince Rupert and the Slave Girls." Griffith adopted Donastorg's daughter.
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