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Old 09-19-2011, 11:25 AM #1
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Default R.I.P. - George Benton

I just received this from John DiSanto:

All,
George Benton died this morning, September 19, 2011 at 3:40 AM, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in North Philly. He had been in the hospital the past few weeks battling pneumonia, although I am not certain of the official cause of death. No funeral arrangements have been made yet, but I will keep you posted once I hear.

Benton was a great fighter, trainer, and one of the true legends of Philadelphia boxing. He will be greatly missed.

Below is a link to my obituary of Benton, which was run on PhillyBoxngHistory.com this morning.

http://www.phillyboxinghistory.com/f..._passes_01.htm

Thank you,
John DiSanto
Philly Boxing History (.com)
609-377-6413
[email protected]
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:30 AM #2
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****, ****, ****.

Rest in peace, an amazing man and a legend.

Didn't know he was in hospital, my wishes go to his family.
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Massive, massive shame.
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R.I.P To one of my all time favourite fighters.
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The most underrated trainer of the modern era, he developed Whitaker and Holyfield, my two favorite fighters growing up and was a bad apple in the ring.
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he had a great mind for boxing. True defensive genius.

This is sad to hear. Rest in peace.
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wow. first became aware of him in the corners of pea and holyfield. found out that he was one of the best middleweights never to be champion later on.


quite the lil' floyd progenitor, too.
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One of the all time best representatives of the sport.

R.I.P. to my fellow Philadelphian, and to a true legend.
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