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Wilfred Benítez Record

53-8-1
Total Fights62
Wins53
Losses8
Draws1
No-Contests0
Title Wins5
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins31
KO Losses4
Wilfred Benítez Record & Stats
Wilfred Benítez' Record
Wilfred Benítez' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Wilfred Benítez' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and nine months, Wilfred Benítez fought 62 times with 53 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw.

      Benítez retired from professional boxing with a record of 53-8-1, which included five world-title wins and five successful title defense fights at three weight classes — super-lightweight, welterweight, and super-welterweight. He had a 50% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 62 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Benítez suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Sugar Ray Leonard in a welterweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Scott Papasodora on September 18, 1990.

      Some of Benítez' best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Roberto Durán, Carlos Palomino, and Antonio Cervantes), Tony Petronelli, Randy Shields, Roberto Gonzalez, and Easy Boy Lake.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      62Sep 18, 199032Scott PapasodoraLossUD
      61Aug 24, 199031Sam WilsonWinUD
      60May 23, 199031Pat LawlorLossPTS
      59Mar 8, 199031Ariel CondeWinKO7
      58Nov 28, 198628Carlos Maria del Valle HerreraLossTKO7
      57Sep 17, 198628Harry DanielsWinUD
      56Jul 1, 198627Paul WhittakerWinUD
      55Feb 15, 198627Matthew HiltonLossKO9
      54Aug 21, 198526Kevin MoleyWinUD
      53Jul 6, 198526Danny ChapmanWinRTD7
      52Mar 30, 198526Mauricio BravoWinTKO2
      51Jul 14, 198425Davey MooreLossTKO2
      50Feb 11, 198425Stacy McSwainWinUD
      49Jul 16, 198324Mustafa HamshoLossUD
      48May 18, 198324Tony CerdaWinUD
      47Dec 3, 198224Thomas HearnsLoss *MD
      46Jan 30, 198223Roberto DuránWin *UD
      45Nov 14, 198123Carlos SantosWin *UD
      44May 23, 198122Maurice HopeWin *TKO12
      43Dec 12, 198022Pete RanzanyWinUD
      42Aug 1, 198021Tony ChiaveriniWinTKO8
      41Mar 16, 198021Johnny TurnerWinTKO9
      40Nov 30, 197921Sugar Ray LeonardLoss *TKO15
      39Mar 25, 197920Harold WestonWin *UD
      38Jan 14, 197920Carlos PalominoWin *SD
      37Dec 8, 197820Vernon LewisWinUD
      36Aug 25, 197819Randy ShieldsWinRTD6
      35Feb 4, 197819Bruce CurryWinMD
      34Nov 18, 197719Bruce CurryWinSD
      33Aug 3, 197718Ray Chavez GuerreroWinTKO15
      32Jul 1, 197718Easy Boy LakeWinTKO1
      31Jun 2, 197718Roberto GonzalezWinKO1
      30Mar 6, 197718Melvin DennisWinUD
      29Feb 2, 197718Harold WestonDrawPTS
      28Oct 16, 197618Tony PetronelliWin *TKO3
      27May 31, 197617Emiliano VillaWin *UD
      26Mar 6, 197617Antonio CervantesWin *SD
      25Dec 13, 197517Chris FernandezWinPTS
      24Oct 20, 197517Omar Ruben RealecioWinTKO6
      23Sep 1, 197516Marcelino AliciaWinTKO2
      22Aug 19, 197516Young WoodallWinKO4
      21Aug 1, 197516Eyue JeudyWinKO4
      20Jun 28, 197516Jim HenryWinTKO8
      19Jun 9, 197516Angel Robinson GarciaWinPTS
      18May 5, 197516Santos SolisWinPTS
      17Mar 31, 197516Wilbur SealesWinTKO4
      16Feb 8, 197516Santiago RosaWinKO4
      15Jan 4, 197516Francisco RodriguezWinTKO7
      14Dec 2, 197416Lawrence HafeyWinUD
      13Oct 25, 197416Terry SummerhaysWinTKO6
      12Sep 16, 197416Al HughesWinTKO5
      11Aug 31, 197415Easy Boy LakeWinTKO5
      10Jun 26, 197415Carlos CrispinWinTKO3
      9Jun 21, 197415Ives St JeanWinKO1
      8May 11, 197415Easy Boy LakeWinKO5
      7Apr 30, 197415Juan DislaWinTKO3
      6Apr 1, 197415Victor MangualWinPTS
      5Feb 18, 197415Roberto FlandersWinKO4
      4Jan 26, 197415Joe YorkWinKO2
      3Jan 7, 197415Hector AmadisWinKO4
      2Nov 30, 197315Jesse TorresWinKO2
      1Nov 22, 197315Hiram SantiagoWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Wilfred Benítez (El Radar) is a 65-year old retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He was born in New York City, U.S. on September 12, 1958. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. Benítez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1996. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1973 to 1990.

      Benítez made his professional boxing debut against Hiram Santiago at the age of 15 on November 22, 1973, defeating Santiago via 1st round KO. He went on to win 27 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 17 on March 6, 1976 after 25 professional fights, against Antonio Cervantes for the super-lightweight WBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Cervantes via 15 round split decision to become the super-lightweight champion of the world.

      Benítez has won five world titles at three weight classes. For all the details about Benítez' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Benítez had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Scott Papasodora on September 18, 1990. Benítez lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 33 years, 9 months, and 2 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Benítez had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and five successful title defenses. He won eight of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Wilfred Benítez fought for world titles in three fights and won all three of them, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won five belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 23, 1981Maurice HopeSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Jan 14, 1979Carlos PalominoWelterweightWBC, The RingSD
      Mar 6, 1976Antonio CervantesSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingSD

      Title Defenses

      Wilfred Benítez had seven world-title defense fights across three weight classes — super-lightweight (x2), welterweight (x2), and super-welterweight (x3). He won five of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 30, 1982Roberto DuránSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Nov 14, 1981Carlos SantosSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Mar 25, 1979Harold WestonWelterweightWBC, The RingUD
      Oct 16, 1976Tony PetronelliSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingTKO
      May 31, 1976Emiliano VillaSuper-lightweightWBA, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      Wilfred Benítez lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 3, 1982Thomas HearnsSuper-welterweightWBCMD
      Nov 30, 1979Sugar Ray LeonardWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO

      Highlights

      Benítez fought a total of 62 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 6, 1976: Benítez wins his first world titles by defeating Antonio Cervantes via 15 round split decision. He is now the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight world champion.

      • October 16, 1976: Benítez successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-lightweight titles against Tony Petronelli, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • January 14, 1979: Benítez wins the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles from Carlos Palomino, by beating Palomino via 15 round split decision.

      • January 30, 1982: Benítez successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Roberto Durán, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

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