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1928 Exhibit Ruby Goldstein.  Goldstein, a Benny Leonard protege, was a tremendous fighter who had a glass chin, and was later a well known referee.  He was officiating when Benny "Kid" Paret was beaten to death by Emile Griffith on national tv in a 1962 fight.  Paret had called Griffith a homosexual [actually, he used an extremely denigrating Spanish slang term] because Griffith was a florist who hung out in gay bars.  Ironically, and sadly, Griffith was very badly beaten in New York a few years ago while coming out of a gay bar.  The story of the fight and its impact on the fighters and their families was the subject of a recent documentary film.
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