TITLE

In Defeat, Roberto's Redemption

AUTHOR(S)
Putnam, Pat
PUB. DATE
February 1982
SOURCE
Sports Illustrated;02/08/1982, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the match between Panamanian Roberto Duran, former lightweight and welterweight champion and Wilfred Benitez at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1982. It indicates Duran's fight with Benitez as his comeback after he lost to Ray Leonard and his welterweight championship on November 25, 1980 in New Orlean's Super-dome. It cites the 6th round as Duran's best round and at the seventh, Benitez sliced Duran's left eyelid and outpunched Duran three to one. Duran lost to a unanimous decision after the 15th round.
ACCESSION #
54153710

 

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