Omar Bernal throws a right hook to Arnulfo Castillo in the fifth round, just before the fight was stopped due to the cut below Castillo's left eye, at the Desert Diamond Casino, Friday, May 16, 2003 in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun / Arizona Daily Star
Mia St. John, left, gets a left hook into Jessica Mohs during the third round of a fight at Desert Diamond Casino, Friday, Oct. 10, 2003. Photo by Chris Richards / Arizona Daily Star
Women boxers Elena Reid, top, and Johanna Pena battle it out in the third inning of the Female Super Flyweights division at the Desert Diamond Casino Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 in Tucson, Ariz. The two ended in a draw. Photo by David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star
Brian Viloria, left, hits opponent Gilberto Keb Baas, right, on Friday, June 4, 2004 at Desert Diamond Casino. Photo by Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star
Desert Diamond hosted a NABO junior middleweight title bout between Francisco "El Chino" Mora vs. Kassim "The Dream" Ouma on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. Here, Ouma peers at Mora after knocking him down in the eighth and final round. Photo by Chris Richards / Arizona Daily Star
Desert Diamond hosted a NABO junior middleweight title bout between Francisco "El Chino" Mora vs. Kassim "The Dream" Ouma on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. Here, Ouma connects with a right hook to the face of Mora during the seventh round. Photo by Chris Richards / Arizona Daily Star
Arturo Morua, right, delivers a punch to the head of Emanuel Augustus in the tenth round during their Jr. Welterweight Championship bout at Desert Diamond Casino, Friday, March 10, 2006. Morua won by unanimous decision. Photo by David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star
Javier Flores, left, gets hit by Lonnie Smith in the first round of their four-round Jr. Lightweight bout at Desert Diamond Casino, Friday, March 10, 2006. Smith won by TKO in the third round. Photo by David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star
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Emile Griffith, right, lost this 1969 welterweight title fight to José Napoles. Griffith became a boxer in 1958 after his factory boss noticed his muscles.
Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a left jab on Robert Guerrero in the fifth round. Mayweather raised his record to 44-0-0 and retained his welterweight crown.
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