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Old 11-14-2012, 03:44 PM   #49
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

April 10, 1965

Carlos Ortiz, the 28 1/2 year-old Lightweight Champion was completely and utterly
embarrassed by light-punching Panamanian -Ismael Laguna.

With #1 Lightweight - Jose Napoles at ringside, in hopes of a future bout with the
Champion, we saw a shell of a fighter, as the boxing world witnessed a 'major upset'.

Carlos Ortiz with a record of 45-4-0 {18 KO's} showed little of his skills, as he was
supposedly weak from an illness, and had trouble making the 135 lb. weight limit.

Most observers had Ismael Laguna winning by a score of 148-137, giving the former
Champion only Rounds 7 and 8.

Carlos Ortiz, 'Thank God I have a rematch clause in the contract.'
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