Dolman Exhibition Hall, Bristol City FC, Avon, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Leonard vs Benitez?
Ray Leonard beat Wilfred Benitez by technical knockout in the 15th round on Friday 30th November 1979 at Dolman Exhibition Hall, Bristol City FC in Avon.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 15 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBC welterweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Ryan Wheeler's and Jamie Speight's clash.
Leonard vs Benitez stats
Back in November 1979, Ray Leonard stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Wilfred Benitez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 38 wins and 1 draw.
Ray Leonard was the same age as Wilfred Benitez, at -44 years old.
Benitez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Leonard. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Ray Leonard & Wilfred Benitez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Leonard was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 1977, 3 year and 2 months later than Benitez, whose first professional fight was in 1973. He had fought 179 less professional rounds, 306 to Benitez's 485.
What time did Leonard vs Benitez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 AM GMT at Dolman Exhibition Hall, Bristol City FC, Avon, United Kingdom, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
What were the odds on Leonard vs Benitez?
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