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Nino Benvenuti boxer

Nino Benvenuti image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1961-01-20
Born 1938-04-26
Nationality Italy
Residence Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
bouts
90
won
82
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
90
won
82
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1961-01-20
Born 1938-04-26
Nationality Italy
Residence Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1968, Benvenuti was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine. In 2011, The Ring magazine ranked him as seventh on their list of the "10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years."On 20 January 1961, Benvenuti made his professional boxing debut, beating Ben Ali Allala by decision in six rounds. He then won 29 fights in a row before challenging for the Italian middleweight title, on 1 March 1963, in Rome against Tommaso Truppi. His winning streak extended to 30 when he knocked out Truppi in round eleven. His winning streak reached 46 wins in a row when he met former world junior middleweight champion Denny Moyer on 18 September 1964, beating Moyer on points in ten rounds.

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1968, Benvenuti was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine. In 2011, The Ring magazine ranked him as seventh on their list of the "10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years."On 20 January 1961, Benvenuti made his professional boxing debut, beating Ben Ali Allala by decision in six rounds. He then won 29 fights in a row before challenging for the Italian middleweight title, on 1 March 1963, in Rome against Tommaso Truppi. His winning streak extended to 30 when he knocked out Truppi in round eleven. His winning streak reached 46 wins in a row when he met former world junior middleweight champion Denny Moyer on 18 September 1964, beating Moyer on points in ten rounds.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 8, 1971 Carlos Monzon WWWWWW Stade Louis II, Fontvieille World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 17, 1971 Jose Roberto Chirino WWLLWL Bologna LOSS
Majority decision
Nov. 7, 1970 Carlos Monzon WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1970 Doyle Baird WWWLWW Stadio della Vittoria, Bari WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1970 Tom Bethea WLLLLW Sports Stadium Arena, Umag World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 13, 1970 Tom Bethea WWLLLL Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 22, 1969 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 4, 1969 Fraser Scott WWWWWW Stadio San Paolo, Napoli World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
DQ
May 26, 1969 Dick Tiger WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1968 Don Fullmer WWWWWW Teatro Ariston, San Remo World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 14, 1968 Doyle Baird WWWWWW Rubber Bowl, Akron DRAW
Points
Sept. 17, 1968 Art Hernandez LWWLLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
July 5, 1968 Jimmy Ramos DLLWLL Torino WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1968 Yoshiaki Akasaka WLWWLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
March 4, 1968 Emile Griffith WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 19, 1968 Charley Austin DWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 29, 1967 Emile Griffith WWWWWL Shea Stadium, Queens World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Majority decision
April 17, 1967 Emile Griffith WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 3, 1967 Milo Calhoun DWWDLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1967 Manfred Graus WWLLWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna WIN
KO
Dec. 23, 1966 Renato de Moraes WWWWLL Roma WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1966 Ferd Hernandez WDWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
Oct. 21, 1966 Pascal Di Benedetto DWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma EBU European Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 23, 1966 Harry Scott WLWLLW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma EBU European Middleweight

WIN
Points
June 25, 1966 Ki-Soo Kim WWWWWW Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 14, 1966 Jupp Elze WWWWWW Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg EBU European Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 11, 1966 Clarence James LWLWWW Torino EBU European Middleweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 4, 1966 Don Fullmer WWDWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 17, 1965 Sandro Mazzinghi WWWWLW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1965 James Shelton LLWWLL Bologna World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1965 Johnny Torres WLWWLL Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
DQ
Oct. 15, 1965 Luis Folledo WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma vacant EBU European Middleweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 1965 Daniel Leullier WLLWWL Senigallia vacant EBU European Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 18, 1965 Sandro Mazzinghi WWWWWW Stadio San Siro, Milan World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
April 30, 1965 Milo Calhoun DDWLWL Genoa World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Points
April 2, 1965 Rip Randall WWLWLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
March 19, 1965 Dick Knight LLLWWL Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1965 Mick Leahy LWLWLL Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1965 Tommaso Truppi WWLWWL Bologna Italy Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 22, 1965 Art Hernandez WWWWDW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1964 Carlo Duran DWDWD Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan WIN
Points
Nov. 27, 1964 Aristeo Chavarin WLDWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1964 Abrao Francisco de Souza WWLWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
DQ
Sept. 18, 1964 Denny Moyer LDWLLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
July 30, 1964 Fabio Bettini DDLWDW San Remo Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
May 28, 1964 Jimmy Beecham LLLLLL Bologna WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 1964 Sugar Boy Nando LLWLWL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
March 18, 1964 Michel Diouf WLLLLL Bologna WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1964 Memo Ayon WWWWLD Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1963 Ted Wright WWWLWD Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
Nov. 15, 1963 Luis Gutierrez LWWWWL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1963 Jackie Cailleau WLLWLL Prato WIN
Points
Oct. 18, 1963 Gaspar Ortega WDWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1963 Victor Zalazar DWWWLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1963 Wilhelm Niederau WWWW Prato WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1963 Francesco Fiori LWLWLW Stadio, Priverno WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1963 Tony Montano WWWWLW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
May 23, 1963 Jimmy Beecham LLLLLL Flaminio Stadium, Roma WIN
Points
April 24, 1963 Jean Ruellet LLLWLD Palazzetto dello Sport, Alessandria WIN
Points
April 5, 1963 Georges Estatoff LDLLWL Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino WIN
KO
March 1, 1963 Tommaso Truppi WWDDWW Roma vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 26, 1962 Giampaolo Melis LLWWWW Bologna vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1962 Isaac Logart LLLWWD Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 18, 1962 Daniel Leullier DLLLLL Padua vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1962 Diego Infantes WWLWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 30, 1962 Giuseppe Gentiletti WLWWLW Senigallia vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1962 Mahmout le Noir LDLLWL Lignano vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
July 12, 1962 Gino Rossi LWLLWW Trieste vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
June 22, 1962 Heinrich Freytag WLWLWL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
June 2, 1962 Jean Ruellet LLLDDL Stadio Amsicora, Cagliari vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
May 1, 1962 Hector Constance LLDWDL Trieste vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
April 13, 1962 Jim Hegerle LLLLWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 17, 1962 Gianni Lommi DLLLWD Milan vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 8, 1962 Manfred Haas DWWDWL Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino vacant Italy Middleweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1962 Joaquin Riquelme WWWLDL Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1962 George Aldridge WLWDLW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1961 Joseph Catalano LDWDLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
Nov. 9, 1961 Jesse Jones WWLLDL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
DQ
Nov. 1, 1961 Angelo Brisci WLWDLL Trieste WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1961 Retmia Mahrez LWLLLL Bologna WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1961 Marc Desforneaux LWLLDL Trieste WIN
Points
June 7, 1961 Henri Cabelduc WLLLWL Bologna WIN
Points
May 16, 1961 Michel Francois LWWWWW Torino WIN
KO
May 3, 1961 Daniel Brunet LWWLL Napoli WIN
DQ
April 21, 1961 Pierre Mondino LLLWLW Florence WIN
Points
April 7, 1961 Nic Maric LWLDLL PalaLido, Milan WIN
Points
March 14, 1961 Sahib Mosri Bologna WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1961 Ben Ali Allala DLLL Napoli WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1961 Nicola Sammartino Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1961 Ben Ali Allala DLL Trieste WIN
Points