Re: Why no Benitez-Leonard rematch?
Wilfred (Jimmy Jacobs/Bill Cayton) waived the 'rematch clause option' for an
additional $200,000 added to his fight purse.
And, by March 1980 Wilfred coudn't make 147 lbs., with his training regimen.
The Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran was in the works by February 1980, and
Wilfred had nowhere to go but up to 154 lbs. in 1980.
Though, Wilfred vs. Ray Leonard at 154 lbs. would have been a better bout for