Benny Paret

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1937 – 1962

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Who was Benny Paret?

Benny "the Kid" Paret, was born as Bernardo Paret in Santa Clara, Cuba. He was a Cuban welterweight boxer who won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s. Paret died in 1962 following an unsuccessful attempt to defend the crown in what is considered to be the first ring death witnessed by a national television audience. He had a lifetime record of 35 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws.

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Born
Mar 14, 1937
Santa Clara
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Cubans
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Cuba
Profession
Died
Apr 3, 1962
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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