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George Benton
Global ID16258
sexmale
birthdate 1933-05-15
death date 2011-09-19 (78)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameGeorge Allen Benton
won 62 (KO 37) + lost 13 (KO 2) + drawn 1 = 76
rounds boxed 498 KO% 48.68
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1970-04-03Juarez de Lima36-7-5
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USALUD1010
1970-03-25Eddie Owens22-10-3
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1970-01-13David Beckles7-6-0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 2:44
1969-05-01Juarez de Lima34-5-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
49-46 | 46-45 | 42-49
This was the 82nd birthday of the promotor, Herman (Muggsy) Taylor.
1968-09-24Bobby Warthen14-12-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 1:58 | referee: John Fitzpatrick
1968-04-15Danny Garcia9-14-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
Bout was stopped on cuts
1968-03-11Oscar Freeman17-13-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 2:24
1967-11-09Hilton Whitaker6-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
time: 2:21
1967-10-02Dick Young17-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
referee: Ed Marion
Young was knocked down twice in the 3rd, and once in the 4th.
1966-12-05Bennie Briscoe18-3-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALRTD910
referee: Joe Sweeney
Benton did not answer the bell for the 10th round.
1966-08-25Milo Calhoun20-6-5
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USALUD1010
1966-03-07Luis Manuel Rodriguez70-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO910
time: 1:41 | referee: Pete Tomasco
A cut over Benton's right eye forced the stoppage.
1965-04-12Larry Barrett7-3-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
1964-11-30Jimmy Ellis15-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 46-45 | judge: Dave Beloff 46-45 | judge: Pete Pantaleo 46-46
1964-05-18Johnny Morris24-7-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1212
56-55 | 58-51 | 54-56
USA Pennsylvania State middleweight title
Morris was announced the winner after the fight but one of Benton's handlers asked to see the referee's card and found an error which made George the winner.
1964-03-16Ernest Burford31-13-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
According to The Ring, June 1964, page 61, Burford hit the canvas hard and "was out cold for several minutes before the ringside physicians revived him."
1963-11-19Johnny Morris23-7-0
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1212
referee: Paddy Grimes 52-57 | judge: Buck McTiernan 53-55 | judge: George Lupinacci 51-58
USA Pennsylvania State middleweight title
1963-08-31John Henry Smith22-6-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 2:26
1963-07-20Allen Thomas20-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 6-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-3 | judge: Joe Armstrong 8-2
1963-05-25Rubin Carter15-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 4-6 | judge: Johnny Dran 2-7
1963-04-04Clarence Riley21-30-5
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
time: 0:58 | referee: Zach Clayton
1963-03-07Clarence Alford17-9-1
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 2:01 | referee: Pete Tomasco
1962-11-19Allan Harmon25-8-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 3:00 | referee: Dave Beloff
1962-08-06Joey Giardello89-23-8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 48-43 | judge: Lou Tress 48-44 | judge: Tim Watson 46-45
1962-05-28Jesse Smith40-8-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 49-41 | judge: Nate Lopinson 49-42 | judge: Joe Sweeney 48-41
1962-04-12Rudolph Bent34-24-4
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1962-03-08Eddie Thompson17-8-2
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 1:54 | referee: John Fitzpatrick
1962-02-08Joe Louis Adair12-3-0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
time: 1:29 | referee: Zach Clayton
1961-11-03Chico Corsey7-33-4
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
Main event of the first boxing program held at the Blue Horizon.
1960-11-02John McCormack26-3-0
Ice Rink, Paisley, Scotland, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
McCormack boxed his way to a clear victory
1960-10-18Freddie Little22-1-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWMD1010
referee: Freddie Adams 4-4 | judge: Roland Brown 5-2 | judge: Warren Aubrey 5-4
1959-12-10Gene Washington14-3-1
Alhambra A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
time: 3:00
The ring doctor stopped the bout after the 9th round, as Washington's left eye was closed.
1959-10-26Henry Hank37-10-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
1959-07-15Holly Mims47-19-6
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Bill Regan 94-98 | judge: Stuart Winston 94-97 | judge: Gus Jacobson 95-98
1959-05-18Bobby Boyd52-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1959-02-16Young Beau Jack17-3-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
time: 1:44
1958-11-17Charley Joseph49-10-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Ernest Cojoe 3-7 | judge: Freddie Adams 2-7 | judge: Roland Brown 1-8
1958-08-26Charley Joseph47-9-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Freddie Adams 6-2 | judge: Charles Dabney 6-2 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 4-4
Judge Cojoe scored the bout 4-4-2, but gave decision to Benton for cleaner punches. (Times-Picayune)
1958-07-07Willie Dockery22-7-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
4-6 | 6-4 | 4-6
1958-06-12Jim Robinson16-3-1
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO48
1958-04-16Archie Whitfield10-9-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO66
1956-08-02Henry Ray1-2-0
Park Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO28
1955-10-21Clarence Hinnant33-8-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD88
referee: Pete Pantaleo 4-4 | judge: Paul Stilley 4-3 | judge: Jim Mina 4-3
1955-09-30Clarence Hinnant33-7-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD88
1955-05-02Joe Dorsey12-2-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO710
time: 1:30 | referee: Freddie Adams
1954-05-14Leroy Coleman37-11-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS88
1954-04-27Kid Charolito Spirituano44-12-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-12-28Bobby Jones34-19-8
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Mark Conn 7-3 | judge: Dave Stewart 5-4 | judge: Bill Recht 4-5
Benton was penalized a round for unnecessary roughness. A counterpuncher, he came on strong in the closing rounds, staggering Jones in round nine.
1953-08-13Jimmy Franklin13-3-0
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO68
time: 2:16 | referee: Joe Sweeney
1953-07-23Chuck Goldsby17-4-0
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1953-03-24Joe Blackwood63-20-8
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALSD1010
referee: Bill Regan | judge: Fred Wilbanks | judge: Gus Jacobson
1953-01-27Lester Felton55-10-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1953-01-20Bobby Lee30-22-7
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO610
time: 2:53 | referee: Cy Gottfried
1952-12-23Charley Joseph23-0-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
Benton took "the decision rather easily and (scored) two knockdowns in the process." (The Ring, March 1953, page 48)
1952-12-08Leroy Coleman31-9-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWTKO36
time: 1:48 | referee: Fred Boston
1952-06-05Jackie Burke65-12-4
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
1952-03-26Moses Ward8-1-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO58
1952-03-21Bobby Rosado43-14-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO46
1952-01-10Holly Mims25-10-4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1951-11-29Chuck Goldsby12-2-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
time: 2:57
1951-10-11Georgie Johnson7-2-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO5
1951-08-24Buddy Newly
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
1951-07-02Emmett Norris21-7-1
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO68
1951-06-11Van Butler16-17-2
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1951-04-19Jimmy Moore27-26-5
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
1951-04-16Jetson Arnold15-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1951-03-05Billy Whye10-4-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1951-02-06Al Niang4-0-2
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWRTD16
Niang was knocked down near the end of the 1st round and didn't answer the bell for the 2nd round. Niang was a last-minute substitute for Charley Noel (who was in turn a substitute for Bobby Mann).
1950-06-05Al Mobley52-27-5
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1950-05-15Frank Gubas5-2-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO26
1950-02-02Bucky Slocum11-5-4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1950-01-05Gene Landers5-0-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1949-11-21Harold Alle23-45-5
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD66
1949-11-03Dave Peters19-8-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
1949-08-08Whitman Dorsch6-7-0
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
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