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Let's acknowledge Emile Griffith, who just died. Black, gay boxer, who came out , when it was unheard of

In 1962, another opponent referred to Griffith with a Spanish slur, for 'gay' -Marricon, challenging his manhood. In the 12th round, Griffith laid into the guy, and gave him 17 blows, in 5 seconds. The guy was knocked out. Afterwards, in his dressing room, Griffith said " I hope he isn't really hurt. I pray to God, I say from my heart, I hope he's alright". The man died. Griffith was unabashed with his sexuality. He would walk into a gay bar, and announce "I'm here guys". In 1992, he was beaten badly outside a gay bar in Times Square. In 1990, he was inducted into the boxing Hall Of Fame. But sadly, he was most remembered for the 1962 boxer's death.


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