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Old 10-02-2012, 08:28 AM   #45
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'


Antonio 'Kid Pambele' Cervantes left his native country in late-1974,
due to political unrest, and persistent insurgencies.

As of October 1974, the WBA Light-Welterweight Champion had moved to Caracas, Venezuela.

Antonio had also moved to Venezuela back in 1968 with his trainer Carmelo Prada, when he
was having difficulty getting decent bouts and 'fight purses'.

Saturday Night - March 15, 1975

El Poliedro - Caracas, Venezuela

Attendance; 13,000

A 'WBA' World Boxing Association 'Boxing Extravaganza'

WBA Super-Featherweight Championship
* Champion, Alexis Arguello vs #1 WBA, Leonel Hernandez

WBA Welterweight Elimination Bout
#1 WBA, Angels Espada vs #4 WBA, Luis Acosta

'Non-Title Bout'
* Antonio Cervantes vs. Ray Chavez Guerrero

Light-Welterweight Bout
#1 WBA, Esteban De Jesus vs Jesse Lara

Antonio Cervantes flashes a 'V' for Venezuela

March 15, 1975...... vs. Ray Chavez Guerrero
($15,000).... Antonio Cervantes at (145 lbs.) in a 'non-title bout' stops (KO 2) 'unranked' Ray Chavez Guerrero
by flooring him 'three times' in Round 2, for an automatic 'knockout' at 2:29.

This was Kid Pambele's first bout in 5-months, and his first at his 'new' residence in Caracas, Venezuela.

Antonio improves to 71-9-3 (33 KO's).

El Poliedro - Caracas, Venezuela

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