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Old 10-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #69
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Antonio Cervantes 'Went in the Tank versus Wilfred Benetiz'

In early November,

Wilfred Benitez got into a car accident, and suffered lacerations to his hands, and
bruises to his body.

Gregorio 'Papa' Benitez immediately asked for a postponement of the December 6, 1976
bout with Antonio Cervantes. There were 'skeptics' in the WBA and Cervantes' camp
that believed that this was all a fabrication, as to avoid giving 'Kid Pambele' his 'guaranteed'

While it appeared that a 'delay' would happen, Antonio Cervantes scheduled a 10-Round
tune-up bout in November, to stay sharp. 'Kid Pambele' had '3-bouts' since the
'Dump The Title Loss' to Wilfred Benitez in March 1976, and each bout resulted in an
early 'knockout win' (KO 1 - KO 1 and KO 2)

Needing a good 10-Round work-out, Ramiro Machado signed up Bronx, New York
Light-Welterweight - 'the travelling' and always available - Sweet Saoul Mamby,
to come to Venezuela for a November 13th bout for a decent $4000 fight purse.

The 29 1/2 year-old, #10 WBA-ranked -Saoul Mamby, at 19-9-5 {8 KO's} is the perfect
tune-up fighter, as he is durable, can take a punch, and will be there for 10-Rounds.
What makes Saoul a safe opponent, is that he doesn't have much of a punch, and he
is not overly aggressive.

Out of the ring for 6-months, Saoul Mamby is more than willing to come to Venezuela, in hopes
of scoring a 'major upset'. In his last '3-bouts' with World-rated fighters, Saoul had a
10-Dound Draw with Harold Weston, a 10-Round Decision Loss to Roberto Duran, and an
'upset' 10-Round Decision win over #7 WBA Challenger - Adriano 'Nani' Marrero.

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