At the time Scott was one of the hardest punching welterweights in the world. His movements were quick and rhythmic. If ever there was a textbook example of incompetent refereeing, this was it. Paret title fight was a former outstanding professional boxer. Griffith's team raised his arms with him when victory was announced, though immediately after, Griffith returned to the corner Paret had collapsed in to check on him and was sent away.
The iron man had stretched his remarkable physical resources to the breaking point. Buttrick has met many people in the boxing business: boxers, managers, trainers, promoters, etc. Credit Associated Press Emile became a Golden Gloves legend. If referee Ruby Goldstein shares any blame at all it is way down on the list. He seemed to have endless reserves of energy and stamina. Benny Kid Paret, beaten insensible in a savage world welterweight championship fight Saturday night, lay in deep coma today.
I just don't believe him. Griffith held his opponent's shoulder keeping him in position while using his free hand to hit Paret, who was no longer trying to protect himself by head movement or an arm guard. Weigh-in The morning of the fight, at the customary , Paret needled Griffith with an insult in Spanish while Griffith stood on the scales. The fuse had already been lit, most probably in the Fullmer fight. A striking example of this can be seen in the 11th, 12th and 13th rounds of the third Jake LaMotta vs.
I believe the damage to Paret was done in this fight. Thereafter he rarely tried to stop an opponent. Joe Frazier was his best man at a lavish affair at the Concord Hotel in the Catskills. On March 24, 1962, at Madison Square Garden in New York, pummelled to death, live on national television. To not understand that is to learn nothing from this tragedy. If that Fullmer fight had not taken place, Paret probably would have given Griffith another close battle.
By the 10th and 11th rounds, he took control of the fight. . After the broadcast ended and the seriousness of the situation become known, Griffith went to the hospital where Paret was being treated and unsuccessfully attempted for several hours to gain entry to Paret's room. I say Goldstein has to share some of the blame…. He died ten days later without regaining consciousness. Which along with the incompetence of his handlers and the ref, makes it even harder to say.
Paret was a good, durable fighter, who'd look in trouble early in a round, but he'd come back to fire punches and win the round. After he beat Griffith, Benny would have a few additional title defenses, then he could own a butcher shop on the Grand Concourse. The pain made worse with no one to tell. Thomas, an island of the U. Paret weighed 156¾ pounds for his fight with Fullmer, a good weight for him.
Paret went back to welterweight to defend his title, but he was not the same boxer who beat Griffith about six months before. Aside from being extremely strong and durable his awkward punishing style gave opponents fits. At the time there were only nine weight divisions and nine champions—not 17 weight divisions and over 100 so-called world champions, as is the case today. I would imagine that when you're throwing punches the way Griffith was at that time, you're probably not thinking too clearly about your opponents condition, whether he's had enough, etc. Fight In the sixth round Paret came close to stopping Griffith with a multi punch combination but Griffith was saved by the bell. Works with Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Google Slides. Alexander Schiff of the surrounded Paret to attend to him.
Was the death of Paret his fault? Griffith won the bout by knockout; Paret never recovered consciousness and died in the hospital 10 days later. With painstaking detail, the film reveals that for the purpose of mass entertainment, there are people who suffer more than we can imagine. Estimates put the number of people who watched the Paret vs. But throughout his career the tough Cuban expatriate had exhibited a remarkable resiliency and the ability to absorb punches that would have wrecked many other boxers. In the few seconds it took to step around the near maniacal Griffith and pull him off the stricken fighter, Griffith was able to get off an additional five or six damaging punches. He reportedly felt guilt over Paret's death and suffered nightmares about him for 40 years. I would have quit but I didn't know how to do anything else but fight.
She begged him to seek a postponement. I will say that, in most every other case besides boxing, its crystal clear he should have stopped. Retrieved 2017-05-31 — via Newspapers. Here the documentary avoids becoming mawkish, but an even finer achievement is the way it weaves together fifty years of American cultural history through the struggles of one of its immigrants. Other high profile ring fatalities happened for the same reason. Eight weeks before his third fight with Griffith he was still almost 10 pounds over the welterweight limit.