: The True Story of Emile Griffith

Author(s): Reinhard Kleist

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An intoxicating portrait of boxer Emile Griffith, an African American bisexual athlete and one of the world's greatest fightersThe American boxing champion Emile Griffith gained notoriety in 1962 when he brutally defeated the Cuban fighter Benny Paret. Ten days after the fight, Paret, who had directed a homophobic slur at Griffith during the weigh-in, died from his injuries. In Knock Out!, Reinhard Kleist draws a powerful, emotive portrait of a bisexual African American athlete who, facing racism and homophobia in 1960s America, found success in the world of boxing. It's the story of a fierce and ambitious fighter, and of a knockout blow that ended one life and changed a second forever.


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General Fields

  • : 9781910593868
  • : Self Made Hero
  • : Self Made Hero
  • : July 2021
  • : books

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  • : Reinhard Kleist