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Nino Benvenuti

W L D
82 7 1
35 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 90
rounds 707
KOs 39%
 
global ID 8999
birth nameGiovanni Benvenuti
aliasNino
born 1938-04-26
debut1961-01-20 / age 22
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach
75″   /   191cm
residence
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
birth place
Izola, Slovenia

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1971-05-08
160Carlos Monzon159½71 3 9
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monaco
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
time: 1:05   referee: Victor Avendano   judge: Arthur Mercante
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Benvenuti's manager throws in towel. Benvenuti was knocked down once in the 2nd and again in the 3rd. The towel was thrown in after he rose from the 2nd knockdown.
1971-03-17
161½Jose Roberto Chirino160½18 4 4
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
 46-47 46-47 46-46
Benvenuti was knocked down twice.
1970-11-07
159¾Carlos Monzon159¾67 3 9
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
time: 1:57   referee: Rudolf Drust   judges: Georges GondreAime Leschot
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1970 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1970-09-12
162½Doyle Baird164¼30 3 1
Stadio della Vittoria, Bari, Puglia, Italy
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 2:03
Baird was knocked down once in the 9th and twice in the 10th.
1970-05-23
160Tom Bethea16010 5 1
Sports Stadium Arena, Umag, Croatia
W KO8/15
 W  
KO
8/15
  
time: 2:43
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1970-03-13
163¼Tom Bethea1659 5 1
Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Billy Rainsbury
Benvenuti quits with a rib injury, he had been knocked down in the 7th round.
1969-11-22
159¾Luis Manuel Rodriguez15696 7 0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO11/15
 W  
KO
11/15
  
time: 1:08
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Rodriguez knocked out with single left hook
1969-10-04
160Fraser Scott15817 0 1
San Paolo Stadium, Napoli, Campania, Italy
W DQ7/15
 W  
DQ
7/15
  
time: 1:40   referee: Tony Gillardi
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Scott disqualified for what the Italian referee described as head-butting. Scott argued that he was simply fighting out of a crouch.
1969-05-26
164Dick Tiger16658 18 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Perez 2-7   judges: Al Berl 3-6, Joe Armstrong 4-6
1968-12-14
159¾Don Fullmer15947 13 3
Ariston Theatre, San Remo, Liguria, Italy
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Piero Brambilla 72-69 73-68 71-65
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 7th round.
1968-10-14
162½Doyle Baird16522 2 0
Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1968-09-17
163½Art Hernandez16435 10 2
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1968-07-05
163Jimmy Ramos161½6 6 3
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W RTD4/10
 W  
RTD
4/10
  
time: 0:30
Ramos quit. He was knocked down twice in the bout.
1968-06-07
161½Yoshiaki Akasaka159½21 14 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1968-03-04
160Emile Griffith154½54 8 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Johnny LoBianco 8-6   judges: Frank Forbes 8-6judges: Al Berl 7-7
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Griffith was knocked down in the 9th. Al Berl 7-7-1 (9-8, points for Nino based on extra point for knockdown)
1968-01-19
158¾Charley Austin158¾31 21 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1967-09-29
159¾Emile Griffith15452 8 0
Shea Stadium, Queens, New York, USA
LMD15/15
 L 
MD
15/15
  
referee: Tommy Walsh 7-7   judges: Johnny Dran 5-9, Joe Eppy 5-9
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 14th.
1967-04-17
159Emile Griffith153½52 7 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Mark Conn 10-5   judges: Leo Birnbaum 10-5, Al Berl 9-6
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1967 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 4th round, Griffith in the 2nd.
1967-03-03
161½Milo Calhoun163½22 8 6
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1967-01-19
162½Manfred Graus161½12 5 3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:40
1966-12-23
161Renato de Moraes16825 9 2
Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1966-12-02
163¼Ferd Hernandez16126 7 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1966-10-21
159¾Pascal Di Benedetto163¼21 0 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W RTD11/15
 W  
RTD
11/15
  
EBU (European) middleweight title
1966-09-23
157¼Harry Scott16124 17 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1966-06-25
153Ki-Soo Kim152¼22 0 2
Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Nick Pope 68-74   judges: Yong-Soo Chung 69-72, Antonio Galardio 72-68
WBC World super welterweight title
WBA World super welterweight title
1966-05-14
158Jupp Elze15927 2 1
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
W TKO14/15
 W  
TKO
14/15
  
time: 1:27   referee: George Smith
EBU (European) middleweight title
Elze was knocked down in the 1st and 14th rounds.
1966-03-11
157¼Clarence James16212 5 1
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1966-02-04
159¾Don Fullmer159¾37 11 3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Piero Pica
Benvenuti needed 26 stitches to close wounds made by Fullmer's butting.
1965-12-17
153¾Sandro Mazzinghi153¾41 2 0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Giacinto Aniello
WBC World super welterweight title
WBA World super welterweight title
Mazzinghi was knocked down before the end of the 2nd round. The count was at eight, when the bell rang.
1965-11-15
155½James Shelton15323 15 3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1965-11-05
157¾Johnny Torres15518 24 6
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W DQ7/10
 W  
DQ
7/10
  
1965-10-15
158¾Luis Folledo165¼92 3 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
referee: Ike Powell
vacant EBU (European) middleweight title
According to both an Italy (La Stampa) and Spain newspaper (El Mundo Deportivo), Folledo weighed 75 kilos and was overweight for this contest.
1965-08-16
154¾Daniel Leullier1628 21 2
Senigallia, Marche, Italy
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1965-06-18
153½Sandro Mazzinghi15440 1 0
San Siro, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
time: 2:40   referee: Salvatore Brambilla
WBC World super welterweight title
WBA World super welterweight title
1965-04-30
156½Milo Calhoun15815 2 4
Genoa, Liguria, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1965-04-02
157½Rip Randall152¼35 11 5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Randall was knocked down for an eight count in the 6th round.
1965-03-19
158¾Dick Knight156½19 11 2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:50
1965-02-27
157¾Mick Leahy15846 17 7
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1965-02-12
157¾Tommaso Truppi162¾26 4 2
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W RTD5/12
 W  
RTD
5/12
  
Italy middleweight title
1965-01-22
157¾Art Hernandez156½21 1 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:20
A cut over Hernandez's left eye, forced the stoppage
1964-12-19
154¾Juan Carlos Duran15826 3 5
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1964-11-27
158¾Aristeo Chavarin15910 8 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1964-10-09
158¼Abrao Francisco de Souza16017 2 0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W DQ7/10
 W  
DQ
7/10
  
1964-09-18
156½Denny Moyer16036 15 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1964-07-30
160Fabio Bettini158¾20 8 5
San Remo, Liguria, Italy
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Italy middleweight title
1964-05-28
160¾Jimmy Beecham157½41 28 3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
Referee and ringside physician stopped the bout, feeling that Beecham had taken to much punishment.
1964-04-10
156Sugar Boy Nando15957 29 5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1964-03-18
160¼Michel Diouf43 23 5
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1964-02-28
160½Memo Ayon160¾13 3 1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 0:28
1963-12-13
160½Ted Wright161½45 11 7
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
"The fight"..was dominated by the tigerish Benvenuti, who won the bitter duel by a clear margin." (The Ring, March 1964, page 62)
1963-11-15
160Luis Gutierrez160¼54 6 5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Benvenuti suffered his first professional knockdown in this bout. Ringside physicians stopped the bout after Gutierrez suffered an apparent broken jaw.
1963-11-07
159Jackie Cailleau158¾10 8 1
Prato, Toscana, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-10-18
156½Gaspar Ortega150¼106 27 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-09-27
160¾Victor Zalazar161¼31 11 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1963-09-16
157Wilhelm Niederau1604 0 0
Prato, Toscana, Italy
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Niederau suffered an injured right hand in 4th
1963-08-31
158¾Francesco Fiori16036 3 1
Stadio, Priverno, Lazio, Italy
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
Italy middleweight title
Fiori's corner threw in the sponge. Attendance 11.000
1963-06-07
160½Tony Montano16233 11 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-05-23
159Jimmy Beecham15941 23 3
Flaminio Stadium, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-04-24
156¾Jean Ruellet157¾65 62 20
Palazzetto dello Sport, Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-04-05
155¾Georges Estatoff149¼3 12 2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 0:33
1963-03-01
159¾Tommaso Truppi163¼22 1 2
Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO11/12
 W  
KO
11/12
  
vacant Italy middleweight title
1962-12-26
157¼Giampaolo Melis157¾59 19 2
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1962-11-30
154¾Isaac Logart148½62 18 9
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-10-18
Daniel Leullier1 7 1
Padua, Veneto, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-09-28
Diego Infantes47 8 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1962-08-30
Giuseppe Gentiletti29 8 2
Senigallia, Marche, Italy
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1962-08-02
Mahmout le Noir12 9 4
Lignano, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1962-07-12
Gino Rossi36 40 11
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-06-22
Heinz Freytag14 3 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1962-06-02
155½Jean Ruellet15764 56 19
Stadio Amsicora, Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1962-05-01
154Hector Constance15429 20 11
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-04-13
154¼Jim Hegerle15936 17 3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO4/11
 W  
KO
4/11
  
1962-03-17
Gianni Lommi10 5 2
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1962-03-08
158Manfred Haas154¼30 2 2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1962-02-19
Joaquin Riquelme6 2 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
In between losing decisions to Manca and Benvenuti, Riquelme is also reported to have lost on points to Bruno Visintin.
1962-01-19
158¾George Aldridge159¾29 10 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1961-12-20
158¼Joseph Catalano157¾3 4 4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1961-11-09
157Jesse Jones145½24 11 2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W DQ6/8
 W  
DQ
6/8
  
1961-11-01
Angelo Brisci30 13 2
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1961-10-02
Retmia Mahrez1 5 0
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1961-06-17
Marc Desforneaux3 10 2
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1961-06-07
155¾Henri Cabelduc156¾26 23 9
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1961-05-16
Michel Francois47 23 2
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1961-05-03
Daniel Brunet2 4 0
Napoli, Campania, Italy
W DQ3/8
 W  
DQ
3/8
  
1961-04-21
157¾Pierre Mondino26 9 2
Florence, Toscana, Italy
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1961-04-07
Nic Maric6 7 3
PalaLido, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1961-03-14
Sahib Mosridebut
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1961-02-27
Ben Ali Allala0 3 1
Napoli, Campania, Italy
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1961-02-10
155¼Nicola Sammartino157debut
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, Italy
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1961-01-20
Ben Ali Allala0 2 1
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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 tape
 bout
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