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George Benton Record

Total Fights76
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins37
KO Losses2
George Benton Record & Stats
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      What is George Benton's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and eight months, George Benton fought 76 times with 62 wins, 13 losses, and 1 draw.

      Benton retired from professional boxing with a record of 62-13-1. He had a 48.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 37 of his total 76 fights being knockout wins. Benton suffered two knockout losses, both of which were in non-title fights.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Juarez de Lima on April 3, 1970.

      Some of Benton's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Joey Giardello, Freddie Little, Allan Harmon, Clarence Alford, Clarence Riley, Rudolph Bent, and Chico Corsey.

      76Apr 3, 197036Juarez de LimaLossUD
      75Mar 25, 197036Eddie OwensWinUD
      74Jan 13, 197036David BecklesWinKO1
      73May 1, 196935Juarez de LimaWinSD
      72Sep 24, 196835Bobby WarthenWinTKO1
      71Apr 15, 196834Danny GarciaWinTKO2
      70Mar 11, 196834Oscar FreemanWinKO2
      69Nov 9, 196734Hilton WhitakerWinKO8
      68Oct 2, 196734Dick YoungWinKO4
      67Dec 5, 196633Bennie BriscoeLossRTD9
      66Aug 25, 196633Milo CalhounLossUD
      65Mar 7, 196632Luis RodriguezLossTKO9
      64Apr 12, 196531Larry BarrettWinTKO6
      63Nov 30, 196431Jimmy EllisWinMD
      62May 18, 196431Johnny MorrisWinSD
      61Mar 16, 196430Ernest BurfordWinKO4
      60Nov 19, 196330Johnny MorrisLossUD
      59Aug 31, 196330John Henry SmithWinKO2
      58Jul 20, 196330Allen ThomasWinUD
      57May 25, 196330Rubin CarterLossSD
      56Apr 4, 196329Clarence RileyWinTKO6
      55Mar 7, 196329Clarence AlfordWinTKO3
      54Nov 19, 196229Allan HarmonWinTKO8
      53Aug 6, 196229Joey GiardelloWinUD
      52May 28, 196229Jesse SmithWinUD
      51Apr 12, 196228Rudolph BentWinKO2
      50Mar 8, 196228Eddie ThompsonWinTKO8
      49Feb 8, 196228Joe Louis AdairWinKO4
      48Nov 3, 196128Chico CorseyWinTKO3
      47Nov 2, 196027John McCormackLossPTS
      46Oct 18, 196027Freddie LittleWinMD
      45Dec 10, 195926Gene WashingtonWinTKO9
      44Oct 26, 195926Henry HankLossUD
      43Jul 15, 195926Holly MimsLossUD
      42May 18, 195926Bobby BoydWinUD
      41Feb 16, 195925Young Beau JackWinKO1
      40Nov 17, 195825Charley JosephLossUD
      39Aug 26, 195825Charley JosephWinUD
      38Jul 7, 195825Willie DockeryLossSD
      37Jun 12, 195825Jim RobinsonWinKO4
      36Apr 16, 195824Archie WhitfieldWinTKO6
      35Aug 2, 195623Henry RayWinKO2
      34Oct 21, 195522Clarence HinnantWinMD
      33Sep 30, 195522Clarence HinnantWinSD
      32May 2, 195521Joe DorseyWinTKO7
      31May 14, 195420Leroy ColemanDrawPTS
      30Apr 27, 195420Charolito SpirituanoWinUD
      29Dec 28, 195320Bobby JonesWinSD
      28Aug 13, 195320Jimmy FranklinWinTKO6
      27Jul 23, 195320Chuck GoldsbyWinUD
      26Mar 24, 195319Joe BlackwoodLossMD
      25Jan 27, 195319Lester FeltonWinPTS
      24Jan 20, 195319Bobby LeeWinTKO6
      23Dec 23, 195219Charley JosephWinUD
      22Dec 8, 195219Leroy ColemanWinTKO3
      21Jun 5, 195219Jackie BurkeWinTKO6
      20Mar 26, 195218Moses WardWinTKO5
      19Mar 21, 195218Bobby RosadoWinKO4
      18Jan 10, 195218Holly MimsWinUD
      17Nov 29, 195118Chuck GoldsbyWinKO3
      16Oct 11, 195118Georgie JohnsonWinTKO5
      15Aug 24, 195118Buddy NewbyWinTKO2
      14Jul 2, 195118Emmett NorrisWinTKO6
      13Jun 11, 195118Van ButlerWinPTS
      12Apr 19, 195117Jimmy MooreWinKO1
      11Apr 16, 195117Jetson ArnoldWinPTS
      10Mar 5, 195117Billy WhyeWinPTS
      9Feb 6, 195117Al NiangWinRTD1
      8Jun 5, 195017Al MobleyLossPTS
      7May 15, 195017Frank GubasWinTKO2
      6Feb 2, 195016Bucky SlocumWinUD
      5Jan 5, 195016Gene LandersWinPTS
      4Nov 21, 194916Harold AlleWinUD
      3Nov 3, 194916Dave PetersWinTKO5
      2Aug 8, 194916Whitman DorschWinPTS
      1Jul 18, 194916Chico WadeWinKO1

      Boxing career

      George Benton (The Mayor of North Philadelphia) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on May 15, 1933. Benton died on September 19, 2011 at the age of 78 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1949 to 1970.

      Benton made his professional boxing debut against Chico Wade at the age of 16 on July 18, 1949, defeating Wade via 1st round KO. He went on to win 6 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      Benton had a total of 13 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Juarez de Lima at 36 years of age, on April 3, 1970. Benton lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.


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