Benny Kid Paret boxer

Benny Kid Paret boxer
bouts
50
won
35
lost
12
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1954-04-16
Height
5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach
-
Age
25
Born
1937-03-14
Death
1962-04-03
Nationality
Cuba

Paret's death occurred 10 days after injuries sustained in a March 24, 1962, title defense against Emile Griffith, televised live and seen by millions on ABC's Fight of the Week. Paret had a lifetime record of 35 wins (10 knockouts), 12 losses and 3 draws.Paret won the welterweight title for the first time on May 27, 1960, by defeating Don Jordan. In his first defense of the title, Emile Griffith knocked him out in the thirteenth round on April 1, 1961. Paret recaptured the crown on September 30, 1961, in a split-decision over Griffith. Barely two months later, Paret took on middleweight champion Gene Fullmer and was knocked out in the tenth round being behind on all three judges' scorecards.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1962-03-24 Emile Griffith WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1961-12-09 Gene Fullmer WDWDWW Convention Center, Las Vegas LOST
KO
1961-09-30 Emile Griffith WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1961-04-01 Emile Griffith LWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach LOST
KO
1961-02-25 Gaspar Ortega WWWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1960-12-10 Luis Federico Thompson WDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-08-16 Denny Moyer WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1960-07-12 Garnet Hart WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1960-05-27 Don Jordan WWWWLL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-03-25 Luis Federico Thompson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1960-01-29 Charley Scott WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1959-12-18 Charley Scott LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-11-16 Bob Provizzi LLLWLW Academy of Music, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-09-26 Jose Torres WWWWWW Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan DRAW
Points
1959-08-07 Gaspar Ortega LLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1959-06-01 Rudy Sawyer WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-04-20 Eddie Thompson WLLWLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Split-decision
1959-03-02 Cecil Shorts WWLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Majority decision
1959-01-19 Victor Zalazar WWWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-12-15 Victor Zalazar WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Split-decision
1958-11-24 Barry Allison WWWWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-11-10 Andy Figaro LWLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
1958-08-09 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana LOST
Split-decision
1958-06-21 Augustin Rosales WWWWLW Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1958-06-09 Eddie Armstrong DWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-05-19 Bobby Shell WLLLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1958-03-08 Tony Armenteros LWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1958-02-08 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOST
Unanimous decision
1958-01-25 Rolando Rodriguez WLWLLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1958-01-04 Regino Bravo LWLWDL Arena Trejo, Havana WIN
KO
1957-05-25 Rolando Rodriguez WWWLWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1957-05-04 Carlos Chibas WDLLLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1957-04-06 Guillermo Diaz WWWWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOST
Points
1957-03-23 Rolando Rodriguez LWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1957-03-09 Oscar Campos LWWDWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-02-01 Oscar Campos DLWWDW Santa Clara WIN
Points
1956-10-22 Rolando Rodriguez LWLDLW Santa Clara LOST
KO
1956-10-13 Carlos Chibas WWDLLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
1956-08-09 Leocadio Villafanas LLDLLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
1956-07-21 Carlos Chibas WLWWDL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1956-06-06 Tony Caspita LWWLL Santa Clara WIN
Points
1956-03-16 Reinaldo Caballero WWWWLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
1956-01-27 Jose Delgado LL Santa Clara WIN
KO
1955-12-23 Joaquin Castillo LL Santa Clara WIN
Points
1955-12-02 Jose Delgado L Santa Clara WIN
Points
1955-10-26 Sandalio Santana Santa Clara WIN
Points
1955-10-22 Miguel Cutino D Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1955-09-08 Joel Morales Santa Clara WIN
Points
1955-08-11 Esmerido Moya Santa Clara WIN
KO
1954-04-16 Oscar Campos Santa Clara WIN
Points