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Emile Griffith

Emile Griffith stands over Osvaldo Marcano after putting him down with a left-right combination in the 1958 147-pound open final. The knockdown came just before the bell at the end of round one. Saved by the bell, Marcano went on to complete the fight, but Griffith won the championship. (Photo by Walter Kelleher/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Emile Griffith dead at 75

Griffith will sadly be best remembered for his killing his rival, Benny Paret, in the ring during their third fight.