Roberto Benitez

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Roberto Benitez

Name: Roberto Benitez
Born: 1980-07-30
Birthplace: New York, USA
Hometown: Ocala, Florida, USA
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Roberto Benitez was a four-time United States Amateur champion, winning at Flyweight (1999, 2000, 2001) and Bantamweight (2004). Benitez also won two National Golden Gloves title at Flyweight (1997, 1999). In 1998 he a silver medal at the Goodwill Games. He won the Olympic trials in the 125 lbs division in 2004 but failed to qualify for the Olympic Games.

  • Won a gold medal in the 1996 US Junior Olympics at 112lbs.
  • Won a gold medal in 1996 at Junior Olympics International tournament at 112lbs.
  • Bronze medalist in the 1997 United States championships at 112lbs.
  • Won a gold medal in the 1997 US Junior championships at 112lbs.
  • Bronze medalist in the 1997 Muhammad Ali Cup at 112lbs.
  • Gold medalist in the 1997 National Golden Gloves at 112lbs.
  • Bronze medalist in the 1998 United States championships at 112lbs.
  • Won a silver medal in the 1998 Goodwill Games at 112lbs.
  • Won a gold medal in the 1999 National Golden Gloves at 112lbs.
  • Won a gold medal in the 2000 United States championships, beating Jose Navarro and Gabriel Elizondo.
  • Competed in the 2000 US Olympic Trials , beating Jose Aguiniga, Rasheem Jefferson, losing to Jose Navarro, beating Aguiniga again but losing to Jose Navarro in a box-off.
  • Competed in the Americas Olympic qualifiers representing the Dominican Republic, but losses to Andrew Koomer and Omar Narvaez meant he failed to qualify.
  • Won 2001 United States Challenge tournament at 112lbs.
  • Won gold medal in the 2001 United States championships at 112lbs.
  • Competed in the 2001 World Championships.
  • Won a silver medal in the 2002 United States championships at 112lbs, losing to Raul Martinez.
  • Won a silver medal in the 2002 National Golden Gloves at 112lbs, losing to Ron Siler.
  • Won a gold medal in the 2003 American Boxing Classics Tournament at 112lbs.
  • Won a silver medal in the 2003 United States championships at 112lbs, losing to Raul Martinez.
  • Bronze medalist in the 2003 National Golden Gloves at 112lbs, losing to Ron Siler.
  • Won a gold medal in the 2004 US National championships at 119lbs.
  • Won the 2004 US Olympic trials at 119lbs beating Miguel Albares, Eric Hunter, Sergio Ramos and Torrence Daniel then beating Hunter in a box-off.
  • Lost in the Americas Olympic qualifiers to Juan Manuel Lopez at 54kg.