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Benny Kid Paret boxer

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

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 Titles Result
March 24, 1962 Emile Griffith WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1961 Gene Fullmer WDWDWW Convention Center, Las Vegas National Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 30, 1961 Emile Griffith WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 1, 1961 Emile Griffith LWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach World Welterweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 25, 1961 Gaspar Ortega WWWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1960 Luis Federico Thompson WDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1960 Denny Moyer WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
July 12, 1960 Garnet Hart WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
May 27, 1960 Don Jordan WWWWLL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 25, 1960 Luis Federico Thompson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Jan. 29, 1960 Charley Scott WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 18, 1959 Charley Scott LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 16, 1959 Bob Provizzi LLLWLW Academy of Music, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1959 Jose Torres WWWWWW Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan DRAW
Points
Aug. 7, 1959 Gaspar Ortega LLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
June 1, 1959 Rudy Sawyer WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1959 Eddie Thompson WLLWLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
Split-decision
March 2, 1959 Cecil Shorts WWLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 19, 1959 Victor Zalazar WWWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 15, 1958 Victor Zalazar WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 24, 1958 Barry Allison WWWWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 10, 1958 Andy Figaro LWLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1958 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana LOSS
Split-decision
June 21, 1958 Augustin Rosales WWWWLW Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1958 Eddie Armstrong DWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1958 Bobby Shell WLLLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
March 8, 1958 Tony Armenteros LWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1958 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 25, 1958 Rolando Rodriguez WLWLLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
Jan. 4, 1958 Regino Bravo LWLWDL Arena Trejo, Havana WIN
KO
May 25, 1957 Rolando Rodriguez WWWLWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
May 4, 1957 Carlos Chibas WDLLLL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
April 6, 1957 Guillermo Diaz WWWWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOSS
Points
March 23, 1957 Rolando Rodriguez LWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
March 9, 1957 Oscar Campos LWWDWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 1, 1957 Oscar Campos DLWWDW Santa Clara WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1956 Rolando Rodriguez LWLDLW Santa Clara LOSS
KO
Oct. 13, 1956 Carlos Chibas WWDLLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1956 Leocadio Villafanas LLDLLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
July 21, 1956 Carlos Chibas WLWWDL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
June 6, 1956 Tony Caspita LWWLL Santa Clara WIN
Points
March 16, 1956 Reinaldo Caballero WWWWLL Santa Clara WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1956 Jose Delgado LL Santa Clara WIN
KO
Dec. 23, 1955 Joaquin Castillo LL Santa Clara WIN
Points
Dec. 2, 1955 Jose Delgado L Santa Clara WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1955 Sandalio Santana Santa Clara WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1955 Miguel Cutino D Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
Sept. 8, 1955 Joel Morales Santa Clara WIN
Points
Aug. 11, 1955 Esmerido Moya Santa Clara WIN
KO
April 16, 1954 Oscar Campos Santa Clara WIN
Points