In March '63, Emile Griffith killed Benny Paret, the welterweight champ, with 18 right hooks to the head, Round 13.
At the weigh-in Paret had called Griffith "maricon," i.e., faggot, a bad, i.e., fatal mistake.
Griffith was gay, and Paret should never have spit on him, man.
Griffith, anguished at what he had done, sought forgiveness; Paret's son forgave him.
Years later, Griffith, interviewed, said, "I kill a man and I am forgiven; I love a man and I am condemned."
And no one can tell him just why that is, in any way that makes sense...