Benny Paret's Death

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As I read over the editorials concerning the death of Benny Paret, which all condemn Griffith for killing Paret with eighteen consecutive punches, I started to ask myself whether all the blame should all go onto Griffith’s shoulder. Who is truly responsible for Paret’s death? Should be blame the brutality of boxing itself or is it solely Emile Griffith’s fault? We’ve been all along too busy condemning Emile Griffith for his uncontrolled rampage that we never considered boxing to be the a main factor behind Paret’s death. Paret’s death has the world screaming for retribution and for blood to be spilled. In this case, the media needed a scapegoat, someone to blame everything on, and Griffith serves this role. “The beast will make off with
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