Accomplishing a feat that only a handful of fighters have attained in the history of professional boxing, world champion Wilfredo Benitez knocked out Maurice Hope to become the first fighter in more than 40 years to capture three world titles in three different weight classes. Born in 1958 in Puerto Rico, Benitez also became the youngest boxer to win a world boxing championship, the WBA Light- Welterweight title at age 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Considered one of the best boxers ever, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June 1996.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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