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Old 11-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #35
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

August 3, 1965

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Tale of the Tape

Jose Napoles
Rating.........#1 Lightweight
Age............25 years, 4 months
Record........41-3-0 (24 KO's)
Height........5' 7 1/2"
Reach.........72"
Weight........140 lbs.

Eddie Perkins
Rating.........#1 Light-Welterweight
Age.............28 years, 5 months
Record.........39-10-1 (14 KO's)
Height..........5' 5"
Reach..........68"
Weight.........140 lbs.

Jose Napoles goes after his '12th' straight knockout win, in his quest for
World Championhsip bout.

Eddie Perkins, the former Light-Welterweight Champion, lost his title
by a 15-Round Split-Decision to Carlos Hernandez on January 18, 1965
(7 1/2 months earlier).

Jose Napoles had stopped (TKO 7) Carlos Hernandez in July 1964, (7 months)
before he won the Light-Welterweight Title over Eddie Perkins.

Cuco Conde (Jose Napoles Manager) is trying to convince Ismael Laguna to defend
his World Lightweight Championship versus Jose Napoles, instead of giving
Carlos Ortiz a rematch in Puerto Rico. (Laguna had won the title by an upset
in Panama in April 1965).

The Fight
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