Esteban de Jesús

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1951 – 1989

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Who was Esteban de Jesús?

Esteban de Jesús was a Puerto Rican world lightweight champion boxer whose life was full of controversy, problems and scandals. De Jesus, a native of the town of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was a gymmate of Wilfred Benítez and an acquaintance of Benitez's mother, Clara Benítez. He was trained by Wilfredo's father and Clara's husband, Gregorio Benitez. He was the first boxer to defeat Roberto Durán as a pro.

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Born
Aug 2, 1951
Carolina
Also known as
  • Esteban De Jesus
Profession
Lived in
  • Carolina
Died
May 11, 1989
San Juan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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