Esteban de Jesús, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Esteban de Jesús

Puerto Rican boxer

Date of Birth: 02-Aug-1951

Place of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico, United States

Date of Death: 11-May-1989

Profession: boxer

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Esteban de Jesús

  • Esteban de Jesús (August 2, 1951 – May 12, 1989) was a Puerto Rican world lightweight champion boxer.
  • De Jesús, a native of the town of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was a gymmate of Wilfred Benítez and an acquaintance of Benitez's mother, Clara Benítez.
  • He was trained by Wilfredo's father and Clara's husband, Gregorio Benitez.
  • He was the first boxer to defeat Roberto Durán as a pro, and the only fighter to defeat Duran at lightweight.
  • His career was mired in controversy, problems, and scandals.

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