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Wilfred Benitez boxer

Wilfred Benitez image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1973-11-22
Born 1958-09-12
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence San Juan, Puerto Rico
bouts
62
won
53
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
62
won
53
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1973-11-22
Born 1958-09-12
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence San Juan, Puerto Rico

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996, he is considered among the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time, sharing the honor with Félix Trinidad, Wilfredo Gómez, Carlos Ortiz, Héctor Camacho, and Miguel Cotto.Benítez turned pro at 15, a young prodigy who was managed by his father Gregorio Benítez, was a member of one of Puerto Rico's boxing families, his brothers Frankie and Gregory Benítez having also been top contenders in the 1970s. The Benítez troop was largely directed by their mother, Clara Benítez. Young Wilfred was nicknamed "The Radar" for his uncanny ability to foresee and dodge his opponent's blows. He grew up going to a neighborhood boxing gym in New York, where he learned from watching his brothers and other local, renowned fighters practice their skills.

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996, he is considered among the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time, sharing the honor with Félix Trinidad, Wilfredo Gómez, Carlos Ortiz, Héctor Camacho, and Miguel Cotto.Benítez turned pro at 15, a young prodigy who was managed by his father Gregorio Benítez, was a member of one of Puerto Rico's boxing families, his brothers Frankie and Gregory Benítez having also been top contenders in the 1970s. The Benítez troop was largely directed by their mother, Clara Benítez. Young Wilfred was nicknamed "The Radar" for his uncanny ability to foresee and dodge his opponent's blows. He grew up going to a neighborhood boxing gym in New York, where he learned from watching his brothers and other local, renowned fighters practice their skills.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 18, 1990 Scott Papasodora LWWLWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 24, 1990 Sam Wilson LLDLWL Regency Hotel, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1990 Pat Lawlor WWWWLW Amigos Indoor Soccer Stadium, Tucson LOSS
Split-decision
March 8, 1990 Ariel Conde LLLLLL Americana Motel, Phoenix WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1986 Carlos Herrera WWLWLW Salta LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1986 Harry Daniels WLWLWW 5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
July 1, 1986 Paul Whittaker WWWWWW Superdome, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1986 Matthew Hilton WWWWWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal LOSS
KO
Aug. 21, 1985 Kevin Moley WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 1985 Danny Chapman LLLLLW Convention Center, Washington WIN
Corner retirement
March 30, 1985 Mauricio Bravo WWLLWL Concorde Boxing Arena, Oranjestad WIN
Technical knockout
July 14, 1984 Davey Moore WWWWLW Stade Louis II, Fontvieille LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1984 Stacy McSwain DWWLLL Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
July 16, 1983 Mustafa Hamsho WLWWWW Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 18, 1983 Tony Cerda LDDWDD Dunes Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1982 Thomas Hearns WWLWWW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 30, 1982 Roberto Duran WWWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1981 Carlos Santos WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1981 Maurice Hope WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1980 Pete Ranzany WWWDWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 1, 1980 Tony Chiaverini WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1980 Johnny Turner WWLWWW Jai Alai Fronton, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1979 Ray Leonard WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 25, 1979 Harold Weston WWWLWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 14, 1979 Carlos Palomino WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 8, 1978 Vernon Lewis LLWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 25, 1978 Randy Shields WWWDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 4, 1978 Bruce Curry WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 18, 1977 Bruce Curry WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 3, 1977 Ray Chavez Guerrero DWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 1, 1977 Easy Boy Lake LWWLLW Lionel Roberts Stadium, Charlotte Amalie WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1977 Roberto Gonzalez Saint Thomas WIN
KO
March 6, 1977 Melvin Dennis LWWDWW Marion County Institution, Marion WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 2, 1977 Harold Weston WDDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Majority decision
Oct. 16, 1976 Tony Petronelli WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1976 Emiliano Villa WWWWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1976 Antonio Cervantes WWWWWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 13, 1975 Chris Fernandez LWLLLW San Juan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1975 Omar Ruben Realecio WWLLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1975 Marcelino Alicia LLLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1975 Young Woodall WW Philipsburg WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1975 Eyue Jeudy Philipsburg WIN
KO
June 28, 1975 Jim Henry WLLLWL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1975 Angel Robinson Garcia LWWWLL Ramon Loubriel Stadium, San Juan WIN
Points
May 5, 1975 Santos Solis WWWWWW San Juan WIN
Split-decision
March 31, 1975 Wilbur Seales LLL San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1975 Santiago Rosa LLWLLW San Juan WIN
KO
Jan. 4, 1975 Francisco Rodriguez LLL Country Club Stadium, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1974 Lawrence Hafey DWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1974 Terry Summerhays DWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1974 Al Hughes LLLLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1974 Easy Boy Lake WLWWWL Philipsburg WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1974 Carlos Crispin LLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1974 Ives St Jean L Philipsburg WIN
KO
May 11, 1974 Easy Boy Lake LWLWWW Philipsburg WIN
KO
April 30, 1974 Juan Disla WLLLLD Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1974 Victor Mangual WDL San Juan WIN
Points
Feb. 18, 1974 Roberto Flanders San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1974 Joe York Philipsburg WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1974 Hector Amadis D San Juan WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1973 Jesse Torres Philipsburg WIN
KO
Nov. 22, 1973 Hiram Santiago San Juan WIN
KO