Fabrice Benichou

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Fabrice Benichou
Super Bantamweight
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
NationalityFrance French
BornApril 5, 1966 (1966-04-05)
Madrid, Spain
Boxing record
Total fights66
Wins by KO24

Fabrice Benichou (born April 5, 1966 in Madrid, Spain) is a French boxer. In 1987 Benichou was rated as the #4 bantamweight in the world.[1]


Benichou was born on April 5, 1966 in Madrid, Spain. He is of Spanish-Algerian Jewish heritage.[2][1]

Amateur career[edit]

He reached the finals of the French National Bantamweight championship in 1984.[1]

Pro boxing career[edit]

On January 30, 1988, he won the vacant EBU European Bantamweight title against Thierry Jacob in a ninth-round knockout in Calais, France.[2]

Benichou won the IBF World Super Bantamweight championship on March 10, 1989 against Jose Sanabria in a twelve-round split decision.[2]

He contended unsuccessfully for the IBF World Featherweight title on September 12, 1992 in a close twelve round split decision against Manuel Madina in France.[2]

He resumed his boxing career in late 2005.

Acting career[edit]

A versatile actor, he is best known for the 1966 film Mo, the 2007's TV mini-series Lance of Longinus, the 2008 TV series Doom Doom, the 2009 film Mensch and the 2012 film, The World Belongs to Us.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Fabrice Benichou Bio". BoxRec. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Fabrice Benichou". BoxRec. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Fabrice Benichou Filmography". IMDB. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jose Sanabria
IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
10 Mar 1989– 10 Mar 1990
Succeeded by
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