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23.03.2022
Wilfred "El Radar" Benitez

Nousi maailmanmestariksi ammattikehissä 17 -vuotiaana, edelleen nuorin joka mestaruuden on saavuttanut.

Ikä mestariksi noustessa (17 years, 5 months, and 23 days)

*3 painoluokan mestariksi vuosina 1976-1982
*WBA Light Welterweight Champion
*WBC Welterweight Champion
*WBC Light Middleweight Champion

Boxrec:
Championship Record
Has a record of 8-2 (2 KOs) in World Title fights.
Has a record of 7-4 (1 KOs) against former world titlists.
Won against Antonio Cervantes, Bruce Curry (twice), Carlos Palomino, Maurice Hope, Carlos Santos, Roberto Duran.

Lost against Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Davey Moore, Matthew Hilton.<

*International Boxing Hall of Fame 1996
*Boxing historian Herbert Goldman ranked Benitez as the 5th greatest welterweight of all-time in 1989.
*The Ring ranked Benitez as the 4th greatest junior middleweight of all-time in 1994.
*The Ring ranked Benitez as the 30th greatest fighter of the past 50 years in 1996.
*The Associated Press ranked Benitez as the 4th greatest junior welterweight of the 20th century in 1999.

Ikävä kyllä, myös taidoistaan ja etenkin puolustuksestaan tunnetuksi tullut Benitez sairastui. Päähän kohdistuneet iskut vuosien ajan, lapsesta alkaen jättivät jälkensä.
Benitez siirtyi ammattikehiin vain 15 -vuotiaana, ura päättyi vuonna

Nyrkkeilyllä on kiistatta varjopuolesta, jotka liittyvät päähän toistuvasti kohdistuneisiin iskuihin.

retiment and illness

After retiring from boxing, Benitez returned to Puerto Rico, where he lived with his mother Clara on a $200 a month pension provided by the World Boxing Council. Benitez now suffers from an incurable, degenerative brain condition caused by the blows he took in the ring. In 2002, Sugar Ray Leonard visited Benítez, who by this time had forgotten his identity.[3] During the visit, their fight was shown on television. Consequently, Benítez remembered the event and said to Leonard, "Ray, I did not train for that fight."[3] In 2004, Benitez was diagnosed with diabetes. His mother died in the summer of 2008.






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