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R.I.P. – George Benton

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/fight_stories/stories/2011/20110919_benton_passes_01.htm

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