Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
After defeating former Light-Welterweight Champion by a one-sided
10-Round Decision in August 1965.
The now #1 Lightweight and #1 Light-Welterweight - Jose Napoles waits,
but will not get a shot at the Lightweight Championship.
December 11, 1965 (El Toreo, Mexico City)
Jose Napoles wins by (TKO 3) over #2 Light-Welterweight - American Adolph Pruitt
16-4-2 (11 KO's).
Napoles and Pruitt go at it, in a toe-to-toe slugfest for 2-Rounds, with each slamming
hard punches at each other's head.
But, in Round 3, Adolph Pruitt suffers a badly broken right hand, and cannot continue.
Pruitt's record is deceiving, at 16-4-2. Over the past 2-years he has gone 11-0-1 (6 KO's),
and is managed by Great - Henry Armstrong. Many had considered Adolph as
a solid choice to win a Light-Welterweight Championship, as the guy was an animal
in the ring.
Jose, now at 43-3-0 (25 KO's), is now the certified #1 Light-Welterweight, and will
pursue that Championship in 1966.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-15-2012 at 10:00 AM.