Two-time world champion who kept titles in 3 distinct weight divisions. He was inducted in to the International Boxing Hall of Popularity in 1996. He converted pro at age group 15, and by age group 17 he became the youngest champ in boxing background with a sensational annoyed of Antonio Cervantes. On the elevation of his profession, he held game titles in both WBA and WBC, the just recognized boxing agencies at that time. His brothers Frankie and Gregory Benitez had been also solid boxing contenders in the 1970s. He required a wheelchair to wait the funeral of Hector Camancho, however in his honor he were able to operate and hit a boxing cause.