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Photos: Team Puerto Rico Unite, Visit Wilfred Benitez

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The boxers of Team Puerto Rico visited his home of a former champion who brought boxing glory to Puerto Rico and the world, Wilfred Benitez, who was made the Honorary Captain of the team and given a donation of $2,000. In an atmosphere of camaraderie and appreciation, Benitez agreed to meet with the members of Team Puerto Rico at his home, along with his sister Ivonne Benítez, his nephews and immediate family.

At the time of the donation and being made the Honorary Captain, Benitez said emphatically, "Viva Puerto Rico Team"

Benitez, a world boxing champion in three weight divisions, was the youngest world champion in boxing history.

"Being able to help someone such as Benítez is not only an honor, but a duty for everyone, for all of the joy he provided to this island be in his presence and be able to help is something I will never forget," said Javier Bustillo, chairman of Universal Promotions.

Team Puerto Rico Boxing  is composed of the decorated fighters: César "Junito" Seda, Jr. (20-1, 15ko's), José "Sniper" Pedraza (2-0, 2KO's), Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10KO's), Jonathan "Butter" Gonzalez (13-0, 13KO's), Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (12-0, 10KO's), Hector "El Flaco" Sanchez (19-1, 9KO's), Kenny "Batllestar" Galarza (14-1 , 14KO's) and Jorge "Machito" Maysonet (3-0, 2KO's).

"I've seen many of his fights his skill was of another world. Benitez was truly special. It was good to help," Seda Jr. said.

For his part, José Pedraza said, "I grew up watching him fight and it was impressive to see him in action. He had it all. It's really special for me, to see him in person. "

This activity was created by the companies promoting Team Puerto Rico, and they are: Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing.

"I couldn't be present due to prior commitments, but I have to Benitez in my heart, it is an honor for me that he has accepted the position of Honorary Captain and to help," said Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment.

For his part, Gary Shaw, president of Gary Shaw Productions said, "Benitez is a legend and an honor for us to have their support as Honorary Captain. I'm sure the Team Puerto Rico through its actions within the 'ring' will do justice to this gentleman of boxing. "

"Benitez is one of the best ever and is an honor for me to help," explains Leon Margules, president of Warriors Boxing.

The boxing team is about to see action on the 10th and 11th of June at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Tickets for Boricua Invasion I, Friday, June 10 are priced at $ 45, $ 75, $ 125 and $ 175 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, you can order by phone, or at any Ticketmaster outlet . On Friday, the doors will open at 6:00 pm and the action starts at 6:30.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STRUGG on 06-06-2011

champion at 17.................

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 06-06-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;10624506]Two monos in team Puerto Rico.[/QUOTE] chavez looks like a shaved chimp too.

Comment by killacash on 05-31-2011

Comment by $coinblatt$ on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;10624506]Two monos in team Puerto Rico.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=richardt;10624267]I gave a little money to Benitez and would encourage others to do the same. He deserves that.[/QUOTE] Good call man, and props also for the post before the one I quoted above, great stuff man.

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