Wilfred was WBC junior middleweight champion and beat Roberto Duran decisively in January that year. He called out Marvelous Marvin. It was a marketable and makable fight. It was a marquee fight, which Marvin had been screaming for since becoming champion. Wilfred didn’t fight again until December, when he faced Thomas Hearns and lost his 154-pound belt. Marvin spent 1982 fighting Caveman Lee (in March) and, for a second time (and nobody wanted to see it the first time, much less the second), Fulgencio Obelmejias (known, for the few who knew of him, as Fully Obed). Why didn’t Marvin make room for Benitez in the middle of the year? And why does no one ever mention this, considering how often it’s said on here that this, that and every other fighter ducked everyone? Benitez was a viable, pedigreed fighter with a great record who brought more value, would have created more interest and shined more of a light on Hagler than anyone else campaigning at 160 at the time — and instead he’s fighting Caveman and Obel II (Marvin stopped him in eight the first time, five in the non-anticipated rematch). It makes no sense that this fight didn’t happen.