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Benny Kid Paret

W L D
35 12 3
10 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 50
rounds 404
KOs 20%
 
global ID 10925
birth nameBernardo Paret
born 1937-03-14
death date1962-04-03 / age 25
debut1954-04-16 / age 17
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
residence
Santa Clara, Cuba
birth place
Santa Clara, Cuba

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1962-03-24
146¼Emile Griffith14428 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
time: 2:09   referee: Ruby Goldstein
World Welterweight Title
Griffith took an 8-count in round six, but was well ahead on points going into the 12th round, in which Paret took "an unmerciful beating" (The Ring, page 7, June 1962 issue), leaving Benny unconscious and in a coma when the fight was stopped. Paret was taken immediately to Roosevelt Hospital, never regaining consciousness before his death there on April 3, 1962.
1961-12-09
156¾Gene Fullmer159¾54 4 2
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LKO10/15
 L 
KO
10/15
  
time: 2:30   referee: Harold Krause 39-42   judges: Bill Stremmell 34-43, John Romero 39-42
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
Paret down three times in 10th
1961-09-30
146Emile Griffith14725 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Al Berl 6-8   judges: Artie Aidala 9-6, Tony Castellano 8-6
World Welterweight Title
1961-04-01
146½Emile Griffith145½22 2 0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LKO13/15
 L 
KO
13/15
  
time: 1:11   referee: Jimmy Peerless
World Welterweight Title
1961-02-25
154½Gaspar Ortega149½57 21 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Wilson 3-4   judges: Frankie Van 4-6, Dick Young 3-5
1960-12-10
147Luis Federico Thompson145½125 9 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 7-6   judges: Leo Birnbaum 9-6, Joe Eppy 9-6
World Welterweight Title
1960-08-16
151Denny Moyer152¾25 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 4-5   judges: Tony Castellano 4-5, Tony Rossi 5-4
"Moyer was too cautious and defensive in the early rounds and aggressive Paret had things pretty much his own way. In the fifth Denny began to display some initiative and discovered he could hit the Cuban with left jabs and straight rights. From then on the Oregon youngster made things decidedly unpleasant for (Paret)." (The Ring, November 1960, page 57)
1960-07-12
152¾Garnet Hart153¼29 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:36   referee: Mark Conn 4-1   judges: Joe Eppy 4-1, Joe Agnello 3-2
1960-05-27
146½Don Jordan144½49 13 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Charley Randolph 72-65   judges: Ralph Mosa 72-67, Ray Lassard 71-68
World Welterweight Title
1960-03-25
145¾Luis Federico Thompson146121 9 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Al Berl 6-5   judges: Leo Birnbaum 6-6, Artie Aidala 6-6
Welterweight Title Eliminator
1960-01-29
150Charley Scott14624 12 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Della 5-4   judges: Leo Birnbaum 8-7, Joe Eppy 4-5
1959-12-18
149½Charley Scott14924 11 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler 6-3   judges: Tony Rossi 6-4, Mike Parisi 7-3
Scott was knocked down by a right cross in the 10th
1959-11-16
152Bob Provizzi15721 12 5
Academy of Music, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Devlin 7-3   judges: Bill Forst 7-2, Phil Botwinik 6-4
1959-09-26
154Jose Torres15913 0 0
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1959-08-07
147½Gaspar Ortega14849 15 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Teddy Martin 6-4   judges: Mike Parisi 4-6, Tommy Dolan 4-5
1959-06-01
153½Rudy Sawyer151¼18 1 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1959-04-20
157½Eddie Thompson157½15 4 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 3-5   judges: Bill Recht 3-5, Artie Aidala 5-4
1959-03-02
155Cecil Shorts146½13 2 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Scalzo 3-6   judges: Tommy Dolan 4-6, Frank Fullam 5-5
1959-01-19
155Victor Zalazar156½15 1 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Teddy Martin 5-4   judges: Bill Forst 5-4, Leo Birnbaum 7-3
1958-12-15
153½Victor Zalazar157½15 0 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1958-11-24
154Barry Allison150½39 17 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1958-11-10
154Andy Figaro15119 12 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:19
1958-08-09
Luis Manuel Rodriguez16 0 0
Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana, Cuba
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1958-06-21
147Augustin Rosales145¾22 13 1
Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana, Cuba
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1958-06-09
150Eddie Armstrong142½13 3 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1958-05-19
148Bobby Shell146½6 7 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1958-03-08
146Tony Armenteros145¼24 14 4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-02-08
147Luis Manuel Rodriguez145¼12 0 0
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
In The Ring, May 1958, page 65, Paret was wrongly reported to be the winner. The published records of both fighters (Ring Record Book, 1959 and subsequent editions) show Rodriguez as winner.
1958-01-25
148¼Rolando Rodriguez14827 14 4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1958-01-04
Regino Bravo2 4 1
Arena Trejo, Havana, Cuba
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1957-05-25
145¼Rolando Rodriguez147¾27 12 4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1957-05-04
146¾Carlos Chibas141¼11 7 2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1957-04-06
147¼Guillermo Diaz147½10 3 0
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1957-03-23
145½Rolando Rodriguez145¾27 11 4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1957-03-09
147Oscar Campos1464 3 2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1957-02-01
Oscar Campos4 2 2
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1956-10-22
Rolando Rodriguez24 10 4
Santa Clara, Cuba
LKO2/8
 L 
KO
2/8
  
1956-10-13
Carlos Chibas11 6 2
Santa Clara, Cuba
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1956-08-09
Leo Villafanas1 9 2
Santa Clara, Cuba
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1956-07-21
139¾Carlos Chibas14111 4 2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1956-06-06
Tony Caspita2 3 0
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1956-03-16
Reinaldo Caballero34 13 1
Santa Clara, Cuba
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1956-01-27
Jose Delgado0 2 0
Santa Clara, Cuba
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1955-12-23
Joaquin Castillo0 2 0
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-12-02
Jose Delgado0 1 0
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-10-26
Sandalio Santanadebut
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1955-10-22
135½Miguel Cutino1350 0 1
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1955-09-08
Joel Moralesdebut
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1955-08-11
Esmerido Moyadebut
Santa Clara, Cuba
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1954-04-16
Oscar Camposdebut
Santa Clara, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Pro debut for Paret
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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