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.
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.