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Dec. 20, 1963 | Rubin (Hurricane) Carter KO's Emile Griffith

Dec. 20, 1963 - Rubin (Hurricane) Carter twice smashed welterweight champion Emile Griffith to the canvas tonight and scored a startling first-round technical knockout. The crowd of 5,436 in Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena seemed stunned by the abrupt ending to the non-title fight, then it burst into cheers for the victor.


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