View Full Version : WILFREDO BENITEZ- how good or bad is he today?

09-27-2006, 09:58 AM
When i last read up on him in 95 he was virtually destitute, living with his mother and ailing. The government of Puerto Rico had awarded him some kind of allowance but it wasnt much.

Any word on how he lives today? What kind of physical & mental state he is in?

10-15-2006, 10:46 AM
At first, seeing your question, I thought he had died but after more thought, I realized I was thinking about El Chapo, Edwin Rosario.

Last I heard, El Radar was suffering from an extreme case of pugilistic dementia. I guess he wasn't slipping as many punches as we all thought. Then again, he took enough punishment against Hamsho alone.

Truly great fighter.

12-08-2006, 06:38 AM
I think I remember reading that he is now living in a nursing home.

And Benitez was such a great defensive fighter in his day...seemed almost never to get hit.

01-27-2007, 08:46 AM

benitez at a benefit in NY a few years ago