Wilfred Benitez vs. Maurice Hope

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Benitez throws a right at Hope.

Wilfred Benitez 153 lbs beat Maurice Hope 153 lbs by KO at 1:56 in round 12 of 15


  • Unofficial AP scorecard after 11 completed rounds - 107-101 Benitez
  • Benitez was a 2 to 1 favorite.
  • Hope made $250,000 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.