Originally Posted by MAG1965
Good question. Probably because Benitez moved up and fought Maurice Hope soon after. That fight was so grueling, I suppose he wanted to move up. And to be honest, at 154 he had one of his best complete fighter reigns as champion.
No surprise, I think that was Benitez's best weight. He cold****ed Hope and whipped Duran, as well as going 15 with Hearns. I think a rematch at 154 with Leonard would have been a better showing for Wilfred, though I think SRL would have edged it.