Brick City Boxing

EMILE GRIFFITH AND HIS HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTER (CIRCA 1994)

By Danny Serratelli

Emile Griffith is surely one of boxing’s all time greats. His story, entitled “Ring of Fire,” premieres at 9:00 PM/ET tonight on the USA network. Learning of the show had me thinking about Griffith, and that is why I thought how my first meeting with him was very interesting. It was a weekend afternoon in the Red Brick Gym in East Newark, New Jersey. Since I have been working and going to school for what seems like 100 years and have a problem making it to the gym on many weekdays, I was in the gym on this hot, Saturday or Sunday afternoon training by myself. One other fighter I