Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'
Antonio 'Kid Pambele' Cervantes
Listed Fight Purses (1974)
June 8, 1974...... vs. 'unranked' Pedro Adigue Jr. (Maracay, Venezuela)
($15,000).... Antonio Cervantes scores a stoppage (KO 5) over former
WBC Light-Welterweight Champiom - 'Filipino' Pedro Adigue Jr. in a 'non-title' bout.
The bout was held on Saturday Night, at the Plaza de Toros 'Bull Ring', Maestranza
Cesar Giron in Maracay, Venezuela - and in front of 8000 Venezuelan fans.
July 28, 1974..... vs. #5 Victor Ortiz (Cartagena, Colombia)
($65,000)..... Antonio Cervantes makes his '7th-Defense' by destroying (KO 2)
Puerto Rican - Victor Ortiz.
The 24 year-old - Puerto Rican - Victor Ortiz 25-6-0 (11 KO's) is an aggressive
5' 7" non-stop 'punching machine', and enters the ring a 'live 2-1 Underdog'.
Fighting out of the National Gym in San Juan, Puerto Rico - Victor has wins over
former World Champions - Clemente Sanchez, Alfosno Frazer and Eddie Perkins.
He also has '2' wins over 'contender' Saoul Mamby.
The bout was again held at the Caratagena de Indias 'Bull Ring'. This time
in front of 13,000 Colombian boxing fans.
In one of 'Kid Pambele's best performances, he floors Victor Ortiz with a wicked
left hook at just 0:51 of Round 1. And scores another knockdown, by landing
a short right to the back of Ortiz's head at the 2:37 Mark.
A stunned Ortiz, had to be helped back to his corner at the end of Round 1.
After letting Victor Ortiz punch away for 2:33 of Round 2, Cervantes backs to
the ropes, and unloads a tremendous left hook, to the point of Ortiz's jaw,
where the Challenger crashes, and is counted out at 2:45 of Round 2.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 10-02-2012 at 08:18 AM.