This Day in Boxing

Wilfred Benitez Beats Roberto Duran This Day January 30, 1982

 

Wilfred Benitez Beats Roberto Duran This Day January 30, 1982

 

 

  • Roberto Duran 152½ lbs
  • Wilfred Benitez 152¼ lbs
  • UD in round 15 of 15
  • Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Richard Greene
  • Judge: Hal Miller 142-143
  • Judge: Lou Tabat 141-145
  • Judge: Dave Moretti 141-144
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 147-138 Benitez
  • Unofficial UPI scorecard: 148-139 Benitez
  • World Boxing Council Super Welterweight Title (2nd defense by Benitez)

 

 

 

Notes

The fighters had a combined record of 117-3-1 coming into the fight.

Benitez got $1.4 million and Duran received $500,000.

Benitez was a 9 to 5 favorite.

The fight took place at the 4,500-seat Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.

The fight was televised live by HBO.

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