This Day in Boxing

Dick Tiger Beats Nino Benvenuti This Day Mary 26, 1969



Dick Tiger Beats Nino Benvenuti This Day May 26, 1969



  • Dick Tiger 166 lbs
  • Nino Benvenuti 164 lbs
  • UD in round 10 of 10
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Tony Perez 7-2
  • Judge: Al Berl 6-3
  • Judge: Joe Armstrong 6-4



Benvenuti was the reigning World Middleweight Champion.

Benvenuti was a 12-5 favorite.

A crowd of 14,305 produced a gate of $147,431.

Benvenuti said he broke his right hand in the first round. Dr. Edwin Campbell of the New York State Athletic Commission said Benvenuti suffered a complete break of the Metacarpal bone behind the right index finger.

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