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Local champ inducted into Latin American sports hall of fame

Jesse Benavides
Jesse Benavides
Posted at 1:45 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 14:51:41-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Former Corpus Christi professional boxer Jesse Benavides has been inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame.

Benavides has a number of championships under his belt, including the National AAU light flyweight and National ABF bantamweight titles.

He also won the WBO super bantamweight world championship.

He’s also a four-time state Golden Gloves champion, a national Golden Gloves champion and in 1984 went to the Olympic Trials.

Benavides retired in 1996.

His Hall of Fame induction was held Saturday in Laredo.