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Benvenuti, Giovanni

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Boxer

1938 – He was born on the 26th of April in Isola, Istria, and now Izola, Slovenia.

1960 – He joined the Olympic Games Welterweight division’s gold medal and the Val Barker trophy as the Games’ best boxer.

1961 – He defeated Ben Ali Allala, by decision in six rounds.

1963 – He won in Rome against Tomasso Truppi by knocked out in round eleven.

1964 – He fight and won in the former world Jr. Middleweight champion Denny Moyer.

1967 – He beat Emile Griffith by decision in fifteen rounds at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1968 – He completed their trilogy, once again at the Madison Square Garden and he won again.

1971 – Benvenuti got a rematch with Monzon for the world Middleweight title.

         – Once again beaten by Monzon, this time by knockout in round three on the 8th of May in Monte Carlo.

         – He announced his retirement there, and never returned to boxing.

         – He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

         – Benvenuti had a record of 82 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.