Re: Wilfred Benitez 'Comback 1980'
Somehwhat blocked out of the WBC Welterweight race,,,,,,,
And 'frozen out' of the WBA
Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton tried to 'finagle' Wilfred into a (September 1980) bout with
WBC Light-Middleweight Champion - British - Maurice 'Mo' Hope.
Maurice Hope had a 'mandatory rematch' with former Champion - Rocky Mattioli
in July 1980, and had to meet the #1 WBC Challenger - Argentinian Carlos Herrera
within '120-days' after that bout.
Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton offered Carlos Herrera $50,000 'side-step-money', to permit
Wilfred fight Maurice Hope first,,,,,,,
But the #1 WBC Challenger - Carlos Herrera would not accept the 'side-step money'
that was offered him, as he believed he could defeat Maurice Hope in November 1980.
To stay busy,,,,,,,,,,,,,enter Tony Chiaverini
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 10-09-2012 at 08:45 AM.