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Old 09-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #39
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'

January 1974

Political unrest has developed in Colombia, but Antonio Cervantes remains
a loyal countryman, and stays in the country, to ride out the political storm.

Photo Below, Antonio 'Kid Pambele' Cervantes (May 19, 1973) celebrates his TKO 5
victory over former WBA Light-Welterweight Champion - Alfonso 'Peppermint' Frazer in
Panama City at the Gimnasio Nuevo Arena.

http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/thumb/...0px-Frazer.jpg


Though Antonio Cervantes claims to be age 28 1/2 (at that time in May 1973), Central
American Boxing Reporter, Adalberto Contreras stated that 'Kid Pambele' was actually
the age of 33 1/2 (5 years older).

Antonio Cervantes (May 1973) claimed a record of 62-9-3 (26 KO's), but Adalberto Contreras
found additional fights not recorded on 'Kid Pambele's ledger'. According to the reporter,
Antonio Cervantes was born on December 23, 1940 - not the December 23, 1945 that
'Kid Pambele' had claimed.

Later, Antonio Cervantes denied the claims.

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