Wilfred Benitez vs. Maurice Hope

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1981-05-23 : Wilfred Benitez 153¼ lbs beat Maurice Hope 153½ lbs by TKO at 1:56 in round 12 of 15

Notes

  • Benitez was a 2 to 1 favorite.
  • Hope made $450,000 and Benitez got $175,000.
  • The fight took place at the Caesars Palace Sports Pavilion.
  • Benitez knocked out Hope with an overhand right.
  • Benitez became the first boxer in 43 years to win world titles in three weight divisions.