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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 8" x 10"

For sale is one of the most tragic sports photographs in history. This 8" x 10" glossy is the finale of the fatal bout between defending Welterweight Champion Benny "Kid" Paret vs former Champion Emile Griffith in 1962 at Madison Square Garden. Griffith regained the title via 13th round knockout and Paret never regained consciousness, passing away 10 days later from his injuries. This incident let to a national outcry and massive criticism of referee Rudy Goldstein (also shown). Griffith's autograph is in silver sharpie and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Emile passed away in 2013. Of course, your photo will not have the craigslist banners as shown in the ad. I will also include an 8 X 10 inch glossy of former heavyweight contender Buster Mathis Sr. with your purchase. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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