Wilfred Benitez

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Birthday
12, 1958
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
New York

About

Two-time world champion who held titles in three separate weight divisions. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.

Before Fame

He turned pro at age 15, and by age 17 he became the youngest champion in boxing history with a stunning upset of Antonio Cervantes.

Trivia

At the height of his career, he held titles in both the WBA and WBC, the only recognized boxing organizations at the time.

Family Life

His brothers Frankie and Gregory Benitez were also strong boxing contenders in the 1970s.

Associated With

He needed a wheelchair to attend the funeral of Hector Camancho, but in his honor he managed to stand up and strike a boxing pose.