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Benny Kid Paret
Global ID10925
sexmale
birthdate 1937-03-14
death date 1962-04-03 (25)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
country Cuba
residenceSanta Clara, Cuba
birth placeSanta Clara, Cuba
birth nameBernardo Paret
won 35 (KO 10) + lost 12 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 50
rounds boxed 404 KO% 20
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1962-03-24Emile Griffith28-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1215
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.

1961-12-09Gene Fullmer54-4-2
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO1015
time: 2:30 | referee: Harold Krause 39-42 | judge: Bill Stremmell 34-43 | judge: John Romero 39-42
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
Paret down three times in 10th
1961-09-30Emile Griffith25-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Al Berl 6-8 | judge: Artie Aidala 9-6 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-6
World Welterweight Title
1961-04-01Emile Griffith22-2-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USALKO1315
time: 1:11 | referee: Jimmy Peerless
World Welterweight Title
1961-02-25Gaspar Ortega57-21-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson 3-4 | judge: Frankie Van 4-6 | judge: Dick Young 3-5
1960-12-10Luis Federico Thompson125-9-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 7-6 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 9-6 | judge: Joe Eppy 9-6
World Welterweight Title
1960-08-16Denny Moyer25-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 4-5 | judge: 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)
1960-07-12Garnet Hart29-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 2:36 | referee: Mark Conn 4-1 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-1 | judge: Joe Agnello 3-2
1960-05-27Don Jordan49-13-0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1515
referee: Charley Randolph 72-65 | judge: Ralph Mosa 72-67 | judge: Ray Lassard 71-68
World Welterweight Title
1960-03-25Luis Federico Thompson121-9-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
referee: Al Berl 6-5 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 6-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-6
Welterweight Title Eliminator
1960-01-29Charley Scott24-12-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Petey Della 5-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 8-7 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-5
1959-12-18Charley Scott24-11-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 6-3 | judge: Tony Rossi 6-4 | judge: Mike Parisi 7-3
Scott was knocked down by a right cross in the 10th
1959-11-16Bob Provizzi21-12-5
Academy of Music, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin 7-3 | judge: Bill Forst 7-2 | judge: Phil Botwinik 6-4
1959-09-26Jose Torres13-0-0
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoDPTS1010
1959-08-07Gaspar Ortega49-15-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 6-4 | judge: Mike Parisi 4-6 | judge: Tommy Dolan 4-5
1959-06-01Rudy Sawyer18-1-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1959-04-20Eddie Thompson15-4-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 3-5 | judge: Bill Recht 3-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 5-4
1959-03-02Cecil Shorts13-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 3-6 | judge: Tommy Dolan 4-6 | judge: Frank Fullam 5-5
1959-01-19Victor Zalazar15-1-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 5-4 | judge: Bill Forst 5-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 7-3
1958-12-15Victor Zalazar15-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
1958-11-24Barry Allison39-17-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1958-11-10Andy Figaro19-12-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:19
1958-08-09Luis Manuel Rodriguez16-0-0
Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana, CubaLSD1010
1958-06-21Augustin Rosales22-13-1
Coliseo de la Ciudad, Havana, CubaWTKO810
1958-06-09Eddie Armstrong13-3-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1958-05-19Bobby Shell6-7-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS66
1958-03-08Tony Armenteros24-14-4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS1010
1958-02-08Luis Manuel Rodriguez12-0-0
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaLUD1010
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.
1958-01-25Rolando Rodriguez27-14-4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS88
1958-01-04Regino Bravo2-4-1
Arena Trejo, Havana, CubaWKO38
1957-05-25Rolando Rodriguez27-12-4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWKO58
1957-05-04Carlos Chibas11-7-2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS88
1957-04-06Guillermo Diaz10-3-0
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaLPTS88
1957-03-23Rolando Rodriguez27-11-4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS88
1957-03-09Oscar Campos4-3-2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWUD88
1957-02-01Oscar Campos4-2-2
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS1010
1956-10-22Rolando Rodriguez24-10-4
Santa Clara, CubaLKO28
1956-10-13Carlos Chibas11-6-2
Santa Clara, CubaWKO28
1956-08-09Leo Villafanas1-9-2
Santa Clara, CubaWKO38
1956-07-21Carlos Chibas11-4-2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS88
1956-06-06Tony Caspita2-3-0
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS88
1956-03-16Reinaldo Caballero34-13-1
Santa Clara, CubaWKO36
1956-01-27Jose Delgado0-2-0
Santa Clara, CubaWKO46
1955-12-23Joaquin Castillo0-2-0
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS66
1955-12-02Jose Delgado0-1-0
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS66
1955-10-26Sandalio Santana
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS66
1955-10-22Miguel Cutino0-0-1
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWPTS44
1955-09-08Joel Morales
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS44
1955-08-11Esmerido Moya
Santa Clara, CubaWKO14
1954-04-16Oscar Campos
Santa Clara, CubaWPTS66
Pro debut for Paret

 
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