Born in the Virgin Islands, New Yorkâs adopted son, Emile Griffith, turned professional in 1958. He honed his craft at St. Nicks Arena and soon became a fixture at Madison Square Garden. In his long career he held the Welterweight Championship 3 times and was twice holder of the Middleweight crown. Retiring in 1977, he boxed more championship rounds (339) than any other world champion in history.
Offered here is a ring worn and fight used boxing robe. Black velour with silver satin trim. A knee length robe featuring the colors of the Oakland Raiders. A vintage “TUF-WEAR” manufacturers label is stitched inside the collar. No sash. The name “EMILE GRIFFITH” is stitched on the back in silver block lettering. An Oakland Raiders insignia patch is stitched above the name. A unique and beautiful fight used robe in excellent condition. This boxing robe was worn by Emile Griffith, for his fight with Armando Muniz at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 31, 1972.
Also, included in this lot is an additional Emile Griffith fight used robe which currently cannot be attributed (needs to be researched) to a particular fight. It is pinkish/red cloth with white lapel, cuff and pocket trim. Also white trim along the arms plus a white sash. A calf length robe with plenty of ring use wear and heavy soiling on the white trim. Color remains bright and bold. This boxing robe was fight worn and used in the ring by Emile Griffith in several fights during his boxing career.
Included are two letters of authenticity from the Griffith family.
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