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Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

I certainly concur that he's the most underrated great ever, maybe even more than Gene Tunney..in hypothhetical matches so many times in this forum, he's merely the Cuban Henry Cooper. Some posters have him getting cut as he's entering the ring practically, and I think this is bullshit. Napoles was a super brilliant fighter, as deadly as a snake and supremely talented. He could grind you into hamburger (Cokes) take you with one shot (Lopez, among others) or patiently outbox you (Griffith), and transform a truly deserving, dangerous foe like Adolph Pruitt and cut and batter him unmercifully for a quick tko stoppage. The guy was even better, it's scary to think about, as an upcoming lightweight and junior lightweight. Mantequilla is only behind SRR as a welterweight champ, IMO.
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