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Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼

Right after 👑🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (45-1-0, 28KO👊) defeated future Titlist Carlos Santos, on this day, 🗓️January 30th, 1982, a  living legend was next up for Benitez, that being “Manos de Piedra” himself, 👑🇵🇦Roberto Duran (74-2-0, 56KO👊), who was vying for Benitez 2nd defense of his WBC Super-Welterweight World Title.  Duran was widely regarded as the greatest Lightweight Champion of all time, and after his reign, he continued up the ranks in weight, trying to become a 3-division Titlist himself. Continue reading “Radar Meets Hands of Stone, As Two Legends Collide for Combat 📼”

The Two Prideful World Champions Collide in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Carlos Palomino vs Wilfred Benitez)

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 01/14/2021

On this date, 🗓️January 14th, 1979, RING/WBC Welterweight Champion of the World 👑🇲🇽“King” Carlos Palomino (27-1-3, 15KO👊) came into this bout, having a firm stranglehold over the ⚖️147 lb. division for 3 years dating back to the year 1976.  Accompanying Palomino to the ring on this night was gifted prodigy 👑🇺🇸🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (36-0-1, 24KO👊), who had already left his mark in the sport by becoming the youngest ever to win a Title after beating the great 🇨🇴Antonio Cervantes at Junior-Welterweight. Continue reading “The Two Prideful World Champions Collide in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Carlos Palomino vs Wilfred Benitez)”