Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
Cuco Conde, gave up on trying to get Jose Napoles a shot at the Lightweight Championship,
and moved the goal to the 140 lb. Light-Welterweight Division in mid-1965.
Carlos Ortiz was not going to fight Jose Napoles (ever), and new Lightweight Champion
Ismael Laguna was the smartest cat around, and knew avoiding Napoles was the
'smart' thing to do.
I agree, given that Napoles put himself in the no.1 contender position, there was no way he was ever going to force a fight with Carlos Ortiz. It was impossible and much more fruitful to do what he did for the next 3 years.