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Old 09-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'

Originally Posted by Flea Man View Post
What about the rumours that El Radar never actually made weight??

Correct Flea Man,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Wilfred, who had been fighting at 145+ lbs. in recent fights in 1975,
could not make 140 lbs.

Many of Wilfred's 1974 bouts (when he was 16) were fought at 145+ lbs.

In the Puerto Rican and Caribbean Press, it was stated that the
growing 17 1/2 year-old was even having difficulty getting down to 144 lbs.

The bout with 'Kid Pambele' was held in Puerto Rico at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, and
Ramiro Machado (Cervantes' Manager) had negotiated a very nice fight purse,
as a 'send off' for his fighter.
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