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Old 11-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #18
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

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Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
1964

Jose Napoles destroys the Top Lightweights -

Entering 1964 with a record of 33-3-0 (16 KO's) -
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March 1.......KO 1.....Taketuru Yoshimoto.....21-9-6 (3 KO's)
(In Japan, on the undercard of Sugar Ramos vs. Mitsunori Seki - World Featherweight Championship)

April 25......TKO 1.....Alfredo 'Canelo' Urbina.....40-11-3 (23 KO's)
(The #1 World-ranked Lightweight)

June 22......TKO 7.....Carlos 'Morocho' Hernandez....34-3-3 (22 KO's)
(The #2 World-ranked Lightweight, in Caracas, Venezuela)

August 15...TKO 5.....Eduardo 'Lalo' Moreno.....19-0-3 (6 KO's)
(The #10 World-ranked Lightweight)

November 14...KO 3....Alfredo 'Canelo' Urbiba......42-13-3 (25 KO's)
(The #2 World-ranked Lightweight)
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Joe Napoles, the 24 year-old, now...38-3-0 (21 KO's), and the #1 World-ranked Lightweight.

I don't think Carols Ortiz was doing any 'back-flips' in trying to defend his Lightweight Championship versus Jose Napoles.
Well, he was defending his title against the worthy Kenny Lane in 64 and then losing and defending his title against the worthy Ismael Laguna in 65.

Napoles would have been well served to fight one of those two instead of moving up and having all his subsequent fights at 140.

Ortiz might not have been knocking down his door for a fight, but Napoles didn't do everything he could to secure it either.
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