Amateur Boxing Champion
Portage Park Boxing Team
Portage Park Gym, Chicago
Chicago Illinois USA
- Benz was the North Section CPD jr. division winner in 1976 in the 95 weight class for 10-11 yr. olds. and lost in the City finals to Glenn Hughes of Columbus Park.
- Benz won the sectional and City Chicago Park District Championship in 1979 in the 112 pound flyweight division. Benz scored his title with a win over Ronald Irizzary from Harrison Park.