Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Dan Klores and Ron Berger's documentary charts the rise and fall of former welterweight boxing champ Emile Griffith. Born in the Virgin Islands, Griffith moved to New York where, before becoming a boxer, he designed ladies' hats. Once inside the ring his career took off and regular boxing telecasts made him a celebrity. In a 1962 match, Griffith beat Benny "Kid" Paret to death after Paret taunted him with an anti-gay remark. Griffith's star faded and the incident ended boxing broadcasts.

Director: Dan Klores, Ron Berger

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Wife, Engaging, Passionate, Rise, 1960s, 1950s, Son, Fall, 2000s, Death, Rivalry, New York City