Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
As a Mexico resident, scored 3' straight wins, all by knockout in 1962.
November 10, 1962
The 22 year-old Jose Napoles at 23-1-0 (9 KO's) -
Then in a wild Saturday Night bout in Los Mochis, Sinalo, Mexico took
on 24 year-old Mexican Lightweight Tony 'La Perla' Perez 34-4-0 (23 KO's).
A wild 10-Round slug-fest, with Jose edging Perez by a close Decision,
which called for the two to have a rematch.
Jose, now was the #7 Lightweight, and was also the #10 Light-Welterweight.
Jose Napoles, would go on to compete in the 135 lb. Lightweight Division
thru 1964, and in several of his bouts up thru 1968, when he was age 28,
he was able to stay under 140 lbs.
I don't think it would be hard to say, that Jose Napoles would have had a
very good chance at winning a Lightweight and a Light-Welterweight Championship.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-12-2012 at 10:42 AM.