Jesse Benavides

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Jesse Benavides (born November 3, 1963 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American former professional boxer.

Amateur career[edit]

Benavides was the 1981 National AAU light flyweight champion and 1982 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Benavides began his career in 1984 and in 1991 won the WBO super bantamweight title with a win over Orlando Fernandez. He defended the belt once before losing it to Duke McKenzie in 1992. He retired in 1996 after a KO loss to Marco Antonio Barrera for the WBO super bantamweight title.

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Preceded by
Orlando Fernandez
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
May 24, 1991 – October 15, 1992
Succeeded by
Duke McKenzie