January 14th, 1979.- The undefeated Puerto Rican born in the Bronx, Wilfred Benitez, conquered the WBC welterweight championship at the tender age of twenty, defeating Carlos Palomino by split decision. The fight took place at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Referee was Zach Clayton. The Judges were Harry Gibbs and Jay Edson. During his career wonderfully talented Wilfredo would conquer world titles in three different weight categories.