Emile Griffith vs Joey Archer

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Emile Griffith vs Joey Archer
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Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 1966
Location: 
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Titles at Stake: 
WBA & WBC Middleweight World Titles
Referee: 
Johnny LoBianco

Official Judging
Johnny LoBianco 7 - 7
Artie Aidala 9 - 5
Al Berl 8 - 7

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Fan Cards: Emile Griffith vs Joey Archer


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Round
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Total
EMILE GRIFFITH
10
9
9
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9
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9
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10
9
10
9
10
10
144
JOEY ARCHER
9
10
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10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
143


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A razor close fight between two master boxers. Lots of skills displayed here from both fighters, from long-range boxing to inside-fighting.

I felt Archer was out-boxing Griffith at various points in the fight, but he kind of faltered in the later rounds allowing Griffith to steal the action. Ultimately Griffith was on the lucky end of the decision in a close fight. They would have a rematch, supposedly another very close fight which saw Griffith getting the decision. Archer was so irritated he was always on the wrong end of the decision that he just retired right after fighting Griffith twice back-to-back.

It was silent and in black-and-white, but every second is sweet, sweet science.