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It’s Me, Ernie

The douche-nozzle scribbled:” I don’t care about the Paret fight.” I am sure most of the world thinks the same of you…

Posted July 27, 2013 11:17 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Nope…

Posted July 27, 2013 1:33 am 


TARK

TJ… I don’t care about the Paret fight.. That’s Boxing.. You take your life in your hands whenever you get into a boxing ring, just like a jockey does when he gets on a horse. Griffith had his greatest victories AFTER the Parett fight … He certainly tried to put people away, but he was a small welterweight fighting big middleweights.

Posted July 27, 2013 12:20 am 


Rich

On not such a sombre note…..Joe Frazier was Emile’s bast man at his wedding…..

Posted July 26, 2013 3:35 pm 


The Real Anonymous

Squared Circle, is that the way you came out of Mum? Squared. You make me want to puke, ya dig

Posted July 26, 2013 11:27 am 


TJ

HIDALGO

Just think how much better the likes of GRIFFITH and EUBANK would have performed if tehy hadn’t been involved in tragedies vs PARET and WATSON?

Eubank was never, ever the same again after and it showed in his performances… vs the likes of RAY CLOSE etc he almost lost to these guys, because he was no longer willing to go in, engage and close the show!

Posted July 26, 2013 2:32 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Your mama named you squared circle?…

Posted July 25, 2013 10:51 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Sick of it: This is not a somber eulogy at a funeral, you mixed-up silly MFer. And the two times I spoke about myself were to answer Kid Blast’s question about my handle and to thank Anonymous for his much appreciated compliment.

Why can’t you insult me using your REAL handle you, cowardly gutless POS??? Because you’re a complete and total COWARD! So until you can grow a pair and muster the courage to insult me using your REAL handle, STFU!!!

Posted July 25, 2013 10:42 pm 


Sick of it

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street) , enough! This thread is about a great fighter who has passed away. It is not about you, as nobody really gives a f-uc k about you. Your ego is only outshone by your moronic posts, rants, and bleats. So do us all a favor and just STFU!!

THANK YOU, NUMBNUTZ..

Posted July 25, 2013 9:43 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Anonymous (the REAL one, NOT AnonyMouse the imposter): That’s one helluva of nice compliment, so thank you very much, amigo!

Doesn’t it piss you off that this troll-boy loser keeps stealing your handle when he’s harassing me? As for my stalker, I have it narrowed down to three different posters, but we might be able to solve this mystery together. Who do you think might be stealing your handle? What are your top three guesses?

Posted July 25, 2013 8:22 pm 


Hidalgo

“Thing is, he has beaten a lot of top guys. ” But not when they were at the top of their game, and in at least one case after his opponent had been exposed as a PED cheater.

Posted July 25, 2013 11:09 am 


Hidalgo

After that – a bit like CHRIS EUBANK, he only ever fought to win and not to hurt his opponent!!!!” Uh, TJ, that’s exactly what I said: Griffith only fought to win after Paret died.

Posted July 25, 2013 11:06 am 


Roy Andrews

Emile was one of my all time favourites, RIP Champ.

Posted July 25, 2013 11:03 am 


Anonymous

he did win a few tko’s but against fighters way below his caliber

Posted July 25, 2013 10:48 am 


Kid Blast

Supreme Court , I am humbled by the courts decison

Posted July 25, 2013 10:46 am 


Kid Blast

TJ , that is essentially correct. The Kid call Emile a maricon during the weigh-in.

Posted July 25, 2013 10:44 am 


Anonymous

I saw the paret fight and it seems like Griffith won mostly decisions after that

Posted July 25, 2013 10:42 am 


TJ

HIDALGO

I may be wrong, so TARK will put things straight here… But the issue with kid Paret was a sad one… I seem to remember reading on the old Ring Magazine or perhaps Boxing Illustrated that Paret had been questioning Griffith’s manhood and sexuality before their fight and Griffith promised to put him in the ground, not actually realising that that was actually going to happen.

After that – a bit like CHRIS EUBANK, he only ever fought to win and not to hurt his opponent!!!!

Great fighter! RIP

Posted July 25, 2013 8:46 am 


Anonymous

Squared Circle

whoever your stalker is, he’s trying to put you off…just ignore him and don’t let that happen, because in my opinion, you are one of the best posters here.

Posted July 25, 2013 8:06 am 


Square head

yo squared circle, if i was you i would be changing my name regularly to save myself the shame of my ridiculous posts

Posted July 25, 2013 5:09 am 


Fedor

Sad day for the boxing community. Rip mr Griffith. About to watch his documentary.

Posted July 25, 2013 4:37 am 


TARK

Tiger twice… Monzon twice… Benvenuti 3 times..

Posted July 25, 2013 1:43 am 


TARK

The deal with Griffith is he was a small welterweight — who fought several great middleweights.

Posted July 25, 2013 1:42 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

AnonyMouse: You STFU, b*tch! Nobody asked you to interject your two-cents from the peanut gallery into our conversation.

Posted July 25, 2013 1:15 am 


Anonymous

“…like you were telling me to STFU.” Right and that’s exactly what you should’ve done.

Posted July 25, 2013 12:42 am 


Supreme Court

My friend Squared Circle….
If the Highest Court had to tip its hat to someone here on ESB, the would be Kid Blast…
The man is an unsung hero…
He is the patriarch, the boxing”Mandiba”…

Posted July 25, 2013 12:28 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Kid Blast: You may not have been trying to talk down to me, but when you said, “that’s pretty much because most serious fans know that that is old news that hardly needs to be brought up now.”

That basically implied that I’m not a serious fan, others on ESB are not serious fans, and that my post was absolutely unnecessary. You may not consider that talking down to someone, but is came across as condescending… like you were telling me to STFU in so many words.

I’m not going to hold it against you and there are no hard feelings on my part. I just wanted you to understand why I reacted to you in that manner. Please keep in mind that hardcore fight fans don’t always have knowledge of every single fight that went down more than 10-25 years before they were born. And one doesn’t have to be a “boxing historian” type in order to be a serious fight fan.

That being said, I admire your work as a boxing writer and have a certain level of respect for you, professionally speaking. But I definitely don’t agree with everything you say about the science. Real talk.

Posted July 24, 2013 11:52 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Kid Blast: For my first 1-2 years on ESB, I was simply known as “LionKing.” But then, I upgraded my handle to “Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)” and have been well-known by that name for over three years now.

I just recently, within the last couple months, upgraded my handle to “Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street).” But I always made sure to hold on to my previous handles, so that all the long-time ESB regulars would continue to recognize me as the same poster.

It was never my intention to have the longest handle on ESB — it just sort of happened over time. But I believe that my handle is finally perfected and seriously doubt that I’ll modify it in the future. Some may find it a bit puzzling, but it’s still quite different than completely changing my handle a few different times, as explemplified by “CORRECTAMUNDO” a.k.a. “Boxtradamus” a.k.a. “If You Don’t See it I Do.”

Posted July 24, 2013 11:32 pm 


nameless

True, kid blast doesn’t talk down to anybody however he talks to dead people.

Posted July 24, 2013 10:29 pm 


Kid Blast

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street) , I have a lot of faults but believe me, one of them is not trying to talk down to people. That’s not my style.

Posted July 24, 2013 10:04 pm 


Kid Blast

That is all.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:59 pm 


Kid Blast

Emile lived a full life. He was respected more after his career than during it, and very few men can ever have that said about them.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:59 pm 


Kid Blast

RUFFNIGHT, That’s a great question. I think Floyd squeaks out a win against a prime EG, but Emile fought more tough fighters and was far more active. It’s a tough call. I’d go with Floyd—but just barely.

One thing many forget about Floyd is that he slaughtered Hall of Famer Gatt, beat future Hall of Famers De La Hoya, Mosley, and Cotto and Marquez, and sent Hatton into Blue Moon dreamland. Thing is, he has beaten a lot of top guys.

He also slaughtered Angel Manfredy and Chico Corrales. His resume is very impressive.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:56 pm 


Kid Blast

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street), why laddie, I had no idea I was getting to you so much. I’ll try to be more charitable in the future.

But I don’t recall having seen your screen name until very recently. What name did you use for the past “5 years?”

Posted July 24, 2013 9:50 pm 


RUFFKNIGHT

Well without trying to be disrespectful myself by diverting the subject a bit on Emile. How would the “GOAT” Floyd have done against this welterweight in his prime TARK and KID BLAST? Not to mention so many of the others who fought all comers? Also many of the rest who are looking through present day glasses?

Posted July 24, 2013 8:38 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

That’s true RUFFKNIGHT, but I don’t consider what he did to be bad deeds and this is not his eulogy. The eulogy will presented by his family and friends during the funeral services.

This may the last time we ever seen an article about Griffith on ESB, so I thought it was worth mentioning for historical reasons. Truth is that most fans of the younger generations don’t know anything about it. If I came across as insensitive and truly offended people, I apologize.

There are a couple of other really bad, even tragic, events that happened in Griffiths’ life that may have been related to his “alternative lifestyle,” but I omitted those out of respect for the departed.

Posted July 24, 2013 8:24 pm 


Hidalgo

LOL! I meant to say “haymaker,” not HAYEmaker. LMAO!

Posted July 24, 2013 7:22 pm 


Hidalgo

“Interesting that nobody has mentioned that Griffith killed Benny Paret ” Don’t forget Squared-Circle, Emile regretted that forever, and even though he kept winning fights. he “only fought to win” thereafter because he was afraid of doing the same thing to other fighters. Of course the ref in that fatal fight holds a lot of the blame for that unnecessary death, but any boxer–ANY BOXER–can quit if he wants to. Boxers know when they are really hurting their opponents, yet many keep on going without regard for the well-being or life off the other. For instance, even though Miguel Cotto took a knee in his first fight with Margarito, Antonio hit him while he was “down.” Mosley kept punching Margarito after he was out on the ropes. That idiot ref Louis Cole let Abraham hit a down and totally exposed Andre Dirrell with a Hayemaker that changed Dirrell’s career forever. That’s just to name a recent few. Of course Muhammad Ali was pissing blood for about two weeks after the thrilla in Manila, and Frazier had taken such a beating that his corner feared if they didn’t stop the fight, Joe would be killed.

Posted July 24, 2013 7:21 pm 


spartacus 65

My condolences and prayers to the Griffith family. Emile Griffith was some fighter and an even better human being outside the ropes. Champion of a bygone era when the ring warriors REALLY LIVED UP TO THE PRESS CLIPPINGS AND THEN SOME. They did it with class and dignity. Rest in peace champ.

Posted July 24, 2013 6:34 pm 


Moonshineman

He was a Great Champion.

Posted July 24, 2013 5:18 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

ted sares the greatest boxing writter

Posted July 24, 2013 4:47 pm 


Gonzo the Unbannable

Sad news. All those old timers are dropping like flies now. We’ve lost too many of these greats over the last few years, most of them were real characters outside of the ropes too. RIP :(

Posted July 24, 2013 4:07 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

IT WAS GREAT BEING THE SHERIFF OF ESB

Posted July 24, 2013 3:47 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

nino emile three fights

Posted July 24, 2013 1:25 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

anonymous agree

Posted July 24, 2013 1:21 pm 


Anonymous

An all-time great that fought the best fighters of his era and was competetive til the end of his career

Posted July 24, 2013 11:18 am 


BRUCE

EMILE GRIFFITH A BOXING LEGEND UNLIKE TODAYS WANKERS

Posted July 24, 2013 11:08 am 


GhettoWizzard

Love you Emile, RIP brother

Posted July 24, 2013 10:17 am 


JeffC

R.I.P. Emile, you were a true champion.

Posted July 24, 2013 10:00 am 


RAY GORDON REID

ted the bull kid blast sares great person

Posted July 24, 2013 9:49 am 


rjhill

A boxer that gave his all,and accomplished much as a great competater.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:16 am 


Kid Blast

nameless , thanks for enlightening me about dead people.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:10 am 


Kid Blast

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street), that pretty much because most serious fans know that that is old news that hardly needs to be brought up now.

Posted July 24, 2013 9:09 am 


RAY GORDON REID

WANNA MESS WITH TED SARES DONT

Posted July 24, 2013 8:36 am 


RAY GORDON REID

thanks ted the bull kid blast sares buddy

Posted July 24, 2013 7:12 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Tard, it’s because you have been put on double secret probation status since you mostly interject Tarkisms that have zero merit. Posting the wager receipts may or may not help your cause, I’m not sure at this point…

Posted July 24, 2013 1:45 am 


nameless

Kid blast, I’m very aware of Emile fine qualities as a human being but it’s silly & trite to talk to him directly when we’re being told that he just died. Dead people, as far as anybody knows, don’t talk or hear or move or text or anything, they’re dead. The thing to do is to wish his family strength & that we’re with them in this very difficult time. That’s all.

Posted July 24, 2013 1:42 am 


Tomato Can

RIP, Emile…

Posted July 24, 2013 12:21 am 


TARK

Right I’m trying to say positive things about him but my posts are being shut down on this string.

Posted July 23, 2013 10:42 pm 


Kid Blast

nameless , that’s because he was so decent, humble, and accessible. It was almost like he felt you were doing him a favor by engaging him. A very nice human being.

Posted July 23, 2013 9:49 pm 


twogunman

RIP Champ. The Welters and Middleweights were huge in the sixties with Griffith in the thick of things for much of that time. He was in a number of good fights during that era.

Posted July 23, 2013 7:30 pm 


nameless

Always amuse me how some posters address Emile directly as if he were still alive, funny.

Posted July 23, 2013 7:22 pm 


Roy Andrews.

Great fighter, decent person. RIP Emile.

Posted July 23, 2013 7:19 pm 


Anonymous

RIP Champ, i really enjoyed your battles with Luis Rodriguez.

Posted July 23, 2013 7:13 pm 


Alonzo

RIP Mr. Griffith–a real two division champ!

Posted July 23, 2013 6:35 pm 


third world

thank you for everything emile. you were a great champion in and out of the ring.see you soon.

Posted July 23, 2013 6:34 pm 


hookoffthejab

R.I.P ……………………………………….!

Posted July 23, 2013 6:20 pm 


Hecdog

R.I.P Champ

Posted July 23, 2013 6:09 pm 


one eye

Great boxer and famous RIP

Posted July 23, 2013 5:37 pm 


Kid Blast

An accessible and humble man who always smiled despite having many reasons not to smile. May the Lord comfort his soul.

Posted July 23, 2013 5:31 pm 


dwc

R.I.P. A great fighter and a decent human being,who really cared.

Posted July 23, 2013 5:06 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Of course not in the same league, but I’ve just heard that British journeyman Billy Smith has also been found dead.

Posted July 23, 2013 4:57 pm 


Mike

Emile, I believe you were at peace knowing you really beat Monzon in the second fight. You and the rest of us know you wupped the Argentines butt good. Not only were you a great boxer, but a noble gentleman as well. All your friends sorely miss you.

Posted July 23, 2013 4:36 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

Rest In Peace, Champ.

Posted July 23, 2013 4:21 pm 


Motivator

God bless you, Mr. Griffith

Posted July 23, 2013 4:06 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

watch espn classic on emile

Posted July 23, 2013 3:57 pm 


JSL

RIP Emile. One of boxing’s all time greats.

Posted July 23, 2013 3:50 pm 


hussleman

Rip Griffith. Good fighter and good guy and a world champ!

Posted July 23, 2013 3:38 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

watch emile vs nino on abc wide of sports

Posted July 23, 2013 2:48 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Emile’s height was listed as 5’7.5″, but he always seemed so much bigger than that.
Yes, R.I.P.

Posted July 23, 2013 2:43 pm 


Anonymou$

R.I.P Emile

Posted July 23, 2013 2:34 pm 



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