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1979-03-25 [[Wilfred Benitez]] w pts 15 (15) [[Harold Weston]], Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 149-138, 144-142, 146-145. Having struggled to make the weight, the champion was not his normal self and to add to his woes he was cut over the left eye in the fourth round as Weston (147) tried to take a grip of the fight. Luckily for Benitez (147), the sweltering heat affected Weston more than it did him and because of that the fight rarely ever came to life. Weston claimed later that he’d also had trouble making the weight. With both men sagging, Benitez finally came back with some heavy combinations in the 12th and from thereon he just about kept ahead of Weston to earn the decision.  
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1979-03-25 [[Wilfred Benitez]] w pts 15 (15) [[Harold Weston]], Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 149-138, 144-142, 146-145. Having struggled to make the weight, the champion was not his normal self and to add to his woes he was cut over the left eye in the fourth round as Weston (147) tried to take a grip of the fight. Luckily for Benitez (147), the sweltering heat affected Weston more than it did him and because of that the fight rarely ever came to life. Weston claimed later that he had also had trouble making the weight. With both men sagging, Benitez finally came back with some heavy combinations in the 12th and from thereon he just about kept ahead of Weston to earn the decision.  
  
 
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Revision as of 12:26, 12 March 2012

1979-03-25 Wilfred Benitez w pts 15 (15) Harold Weston, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 149-138, 144-142, 146-145. Having struggled to make the weight, the champion was not his normal self and to add to his woes he was cut over the left eye in the fourth round as Weston (147) tried to take a grip of the fight. Luckily for Benitez (147), the sweltering heat affected Weston more than it did him and because of that the fight rarely ever came to life. Weston claimed later that he had also had trouble making the weight. With both men sagging, Benitez finally came back with some heavy combinations in the 12th and from thereon he just about kept ahead of Weston to earn the decision.