Nino Benvenuti

From BoxRec
Revision as of 16:21, 15 May 2010 by Ric (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Nino Benvenuti
Class of 1992
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Nino Benvenuti
Alias: Nino
Birth Name: Giovanni Benvenuti
Born: 1938-04-26
Birthplace: Izola, Slovenia
Hometown: Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 11″   /   180cm
Reach: 75″   /   191cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Middleweight
Trainers: Libero Golinelli and Al Silvani
Manager: Bruno Amaduzzi
Photo #2

Amateur Career

  • Some sources list his amateur record as 119-1, and some list it as 120-0.
  • 1956 Italian welterweight champion.
  • 1957 Italian light middleweight champion.
  • 1957 European light middleweight champion.
  • 1958 Italian light middleweight champion.
  • 1959 Italian light middleweight champion.
  • 1959 European light middleweight champion.
  • 1960 Italian light middleweight champion.
  • Won the welterweight Gold Medal for Italy at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. His results were:
  • Won the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer of the Olympic Games.

Professional Career

  • Stopped Tommaso Truppi in eleven rounds to win the vacant Italian middleweight title in 1963.
  • Stopped Sandro Mazzinghi in the six rounds to win the world light middleweight title in 1965.
  • Lost the world light middleweight title to Ki-Soo Kim by a split decision in 1966. It was his first loss after 65 consecutive professional wins.
  • Defeated Emile Griffith by a unanimous decision to win the world middleweight title in 1967, but lost it to Griffith by a majority decision later in the year.
  • In 1968, defeated Griffith by a unanimous decision to regain the world middleweight title and was named The Ring Fighter of the Year.
  • Acted in the western, Alive and Preferably Dead in 1969.
  • Lost the world middleweight title to Carlos Monzon by a twelfth-round TKO in 1970.
  • Retired in 1971 after being stopped in three rounds by Monzon in an attempt to regain the world middleweight title.

External Links


Preceded by:
Sandro Mazzinghi
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
WBC Light Middleweight Champion

1965 Jun 18 – 1966 Jun 25
Succeeded by:
Ki Soo Kim
Preceded by:
Emile Griffith
WBA Middleweight Champion
WBC Middleweight Champion

1967 Apr 17 – 1967 Sep 29
Succeeded by:
Emile Griffith
Preceded by:
Emile Griffith
WBA Middleweight Champion
WBC Middleweight Champion

1968 Mar 4 – 1970 Nov 7
Succeeded by:
Carlos Monzon