Wilfred Benitez vs. Maurice Hope

From BoxRec
(Redirected from Fight:16515)
Jump to: navigation, search
Benitez throws a right at Hope.

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


  • 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 (since Henry Armstrong) to win world titles in three weight divisions.