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Category: Entertainment Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:42 Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
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The shocking outcome left a cloud over the sport for many years. NBC stopped airing boxing broadcasts, and then-New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller created a commission to investigate the bout and the sport. The referee that night, Ruby Goldstein, never worked another fight.
Author Ron Ross wrote a book, "Nine, Ten and Out! The Two Worlds of Emile Griffith," on Griffith, and had known the fighter since 1963.
The boxer, who headlined Madison Square Garden 23 times, was 75 years old.
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