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Nino Benvenuti
Global ID8999
sexmale
birthdate 1938-04-26
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach75″   /   191cm
aliasNino
country Italy
residenceTrieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
birth placeIzola, Slovenia
birth nameGiovanni Benvenuti
won 82 (KO 35) + lost 7 (KO 3) + drawn 1 = 90
rounds boxed 707 KO% 38.89
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1971-05-08Carlos Monzon71-3-9
Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, MonacoLTKO315
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.
1971-03-17Jose Roberto Chirino18-4-4
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyLMD1010
46-47 | 46-47 | 46-46
Benvenuti was knocked down twice.
1970-11-07Carlos Monzon67-3-9
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyLTKO1215
time: 1:57 | referee: Rudolf Drust | judge: Georges Gondre | judge: Aime Leschot
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1970 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1970-09-12Doyle Baird30-3-1
Stadio della Vittoria, Bari, Puglia, ItalyWTKO1010
time: 2:03
Baird was knocked down once in the 9th and twice in the 10th.
1970-05-23Tom Bethea10-5-1
Sports Stadium Arena, Umag, CroatiaWKO815
time: 2:43
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1970-03-13Tom Bethea9-5-1
Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLTKO810
referee: Billy Rainsbury
Benvenuti quits with a rib injury, he had been knocked down in the 7th round.
1969-11-22Luis Manuel Rodriguez96-7-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO1115
time: 1:08
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Rodriguez knocked out with single left hook
1969-10-04Fraser Scott17-0-1
San Paolo Stadium, Napoli, Campania, ItalyWDQ715
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.
1969-05-26Dick Tiger58-18-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Tony Perez 2-7 | judge: Al Berl 3-6 | judge: Joe Armstrong 4-6
1968-12-14Don Fullmer47-13-3
Ariston Theatre, San Remo, Liguria, ItalyWUD1515
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.
1968-10-14Doyle Baird22-2-0
Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1968-09-17Art Hernandez35-10-2
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD1010
1968-07-05Jimmy Ramos6-6-3
Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWRTD410
time: 0:30
Ramos quit. He was knocked down twice in the bout.
1968-06-07Yoshiaki Akasaka21-14-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO210
1968-03-04Emile Griffith54-8-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 8-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 8-6 | judge: 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)
1968-01-19Charley Austin31-21-4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1967-09-29Emile Griffith52-8-0
Shea Stadium, Queens, New York, USALMD1515
referee: Tommy Walsh 7-7 | judge: Johnny Dran 5-9 | judge: Joe Eppy 5-9
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Benvenuti was knocked down in the 14th.
1967-04-17Emile Griffith52-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Mark Conn 10-5 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 10-5 | judge: 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.

1967-03-03Milo Calhoun22-8-6
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1967-01-19Manfred Graus12-5-3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWKO210
time: 2:40
1966-12-23Renato de Moraes25-9-2
Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO910
1966-12-02Ferd Hernandez26-7-4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1966-10-21Pascal Di Benedetto21-0-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWRTD1115
EBU (European) middleweight title
1966-09-23Harry Scott24-17-4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1966-06-25Ki-Soo Kim22-0-2
Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South KoreaLSD1515
referee: Nick Pope 68-74 | judge: Yong-Soo Chung 69-72 | judge: Antonio Galardio 72-68
WBC World super welterweight title
WBA World super welterweight title
1966-05-14Jupp Elze27-2-1
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, GermanyWTKO1415
time: 1:27 | referee: George Smith
EBU (European) middleweight title
Elze was knocked down in the 1st and 14th rounds.
1966-03-11Clarence James12-5-1
Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWPTS1010
1966-02-04Don Fullmer37-11-3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWUD1212
referee: Piero Pica
Benvenuti needed 26 stitches to close wounds made by Fullmer's butting.
1965-12-17Sandro Mazzinghi41-2-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWUD1515
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.
1965-11-15James Shelton23-15-3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWPTS1010
1965-11-05Johnny Torres18-24-6
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWDQ710
1965-10-15Luis Folledo92-3-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO615
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.
1965-08-16Daniel Leullier8-21-2
Senigallia, Marche, ItalyWTKO710
1965-06-18Sandro Mazzinghi40-1-0
San Siro, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWKO615
time: 2:40 | referee: Salvatore Brambilla
WBC World super welterweight title
WBA World super welterweight title
1965-04-30Milo Calhoun15-2-4
Genoa, Liguria, ItalyWPTS1010
1965-04-02Rip Randall35-11-5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
Randall was knocked down for an eight count in the 6th round.
1965-03-19Dick Knight19-11-2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWKO610
1965-02-27Mick Leahy46-17-7
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWPTS1010
1965-02-12Tommaso Truppi26-4-2
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWRTD512
Italy middleweight title
1965-01-22Art Hernandez21-1-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWTKO310
time: 2:20
A cut over Hernandez's left eye, forced the stoppage
1964-12-19Juan Carlos Duran26-3-5
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWPTS1010
1964-11-27Aristeo Chavarin10-8-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO410
1964-10-09Abrao Francisco de Souza17-2-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWDQ710
1964-09-18Denny Moyer36-15-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1964-07-30Fabio Bettini20-8-5
San Remo, Liguria, ItalyWPTS1212
Italy middleweight title
1964-05-28Jimmy Beecham41-28-3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWTKO210
Referee and ringside physician stopped the bout, feeling that Beecham had taken to much punishment.
1964-04-10Sugar Boy Nando58-28-5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1964-03-18Michel Diouf43-23-5
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWPTS1010
1964-02-28Memo Ayon13-3-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO510
time: 0:28
1963-12-13Ted Wright45-11-7
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
"The fight"..was dominated by the tigerish Benvenuti, who won the bitter duel by a clear margin." (The Ring, March 1964, page 62)
1963-11-15Luis Gutierrez54-6-5
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWTKO710
Benvenuti suffered his first professional knockdown in this bout. Ringside physicians stopped the bout after Gutierrez suffered an apparent broken jaw.
1963-11-07Jackie Cailleau10-8-1
Prato, Toscana, ItalyWPTS1010
1963-10-18Gaspar Ortega106-27-4
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1963-09-27Victor Zalazar31-11-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWTKO210
1963-09-16Wilhelm Niederau4-0-0
Prato, Toscana, ItalyWTKO610
Niederau suffered an injured right hand in 4th
1963-08-31Francesco Fiori36-3-1
Stadio, Priverno, Lazio, ItalyWTKO312
Italy middleweight title
Fiori's corner threw in the sponge. Attendance 11.000
1963-06-07Tony Montano33-11-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1963-05-23Jimmy Beecham41-23-3
Flaminio Stadium, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1963-04-24Jean Ruellet65-62-20
Palazzetto dello Sport, Alessandria, Piemonte, ItalyWPTS1010
1963-04-05Georges Estatoff3-12-2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWKO610
time: 0:33
1963-03-01Tommaso Truppi22-1-2
Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO1112
vacant Italy middleweight title
1962-12-26Giampaolo Melis59-19-2
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWKO210
1962-11-30Isaac Logart62-18-9
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS1010
1962-10-18Daniel Leullier1-7-1
Padua, Veneto, ItalyWPTS1010
1962-09-28Diego Infantes47-8-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS88
1962-08-30Giuseppe Gentiletti29-8-2
Senigallia, Marche, ItalyWKO210
1962-08-02Mahmout le Noir12-9-4
Lignano, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWPTS88
1962-07-12Gino Rossi36-40-11
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyWPTS1010
1962-06-22Heinz Freytag14-3-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS88
1962-06-02Jean Ruellet64-56-19
Stadio Amiscora, Cagliari, Sardegna, ItalyWPTS88
1962-05-01Hector Constance29-20-11
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyWPTS1010
1962-04-13Jim Hegerle36-17-3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO411
1962-03-17Gianni Lommi10-5-2
Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWKO510
1962-03-08Manfred Haas30-2-2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWPTS88
1962-02-19Joaquin Riquelme6-2-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWPTS88
In between losing decisions to Manca and Benvenuti, Riquelme is also reported to have lost on points to Bruno Visintin.
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