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Black Girls Talk Sports, hosted by Rekaya Gibson, is a podcast where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

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Emile Griffith, a Great American Boxer

Black Girls Talk Sports Podcast features Professional Boxer Emile Griffith in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month and Pride Month. He won five world boxing championships in the 1960s. His best-known match was against Benny Paret who died because of their fight. The bi-sexual, Caribbean American athlete retired in 1977 with 85 wins (23 knockouts), 24 losses, and 2 draws. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Griffith died in 2013 at the age of 75.

Mentioned in this Episode:

“Knock Out!: The True Story of Emile Griffith” by Reinhard Kleist (Author), Michael Waaler (Translator) – publication date: May 4, 2021

Source:
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (30 Jan. 2020). “Emile Griffith.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Emile-Griffith

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