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Emile Alphonse Griffith (February 3, 1938 - July 23, 2013) was a boxer who was the first fighter from the U.S.

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Virgin Islands ever to become a world champion. He is perhaps best known for his controversial third fight with Benny Paret in 1962 for the welterweight world championship. 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.

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