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Old 10-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #48
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'

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November 15, 1975..... vs. #1 Hector Thompson (Gimnasio Nuevo Panama)
($75,000).... Antonio Cervantes makes his '10th-Defense' by stopping {KO 8}
(cut-eye) Australia's Hector Thompson.

This bout was held at the Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, where 'Kid Pambele' was making
his '4th' appearance. In front of 11,000 Panamanian fans, who were cheering for the
Challenger to 'upset' the hated Colombian, Cervantes may have had his 'finest'
performance, as the 30 year-old was brilliant, by controlling the bout over a very
good Hector Thompson.

Cervantes, dominated the bout with repeated left jabs, stunned Hector in Round 4, and
badly sliced his right eye with a vicious left uppercut at the end of Round 7. And
Thompson did not come out for Round 8.
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After the bout was stopped, Antonio Cervantes and his handlers were celebrating in
the ring, when Roberto Duran (who was at Ringside), jumped into the ring, and
challenged 'Kid Pambele' to a fight at that moment. A 'scuffle' ensued, but the
altercation was quickly controlled.

Hector Thompson who had fought Roberto Duran in June 1973, and was also stopped by a TKO 8,
stated that each fighter was 'equal to the task', and to pick a winner between Roberto Duran
and Antonio Cervantes would be 'impossible'.

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