Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
February 12, 1966
22 year-old 'Hawaii Phenom' - 5' 8" fast-handed boxer - Johnny 'Johnny Rod' Santos
the #3 World-rated Light-Welterweight was brought in to stop the #1 Light-Welterweight
- Cuban 'Mantequilla' Napoles streak towards the Light-Welterweight Championship.
Johnny, riding an unbeaten string of '22-bouts', has streaked to the Top of the 140 lb.
Division, which includes an 'upset' Decision win over the previously unbeaten Japanese
Light-Welterweight - Takeshi 'Paul' Fuji in his last bout.
Johnny, with a record of 28-2-0 (10 KO's), on paper appears to be too fast and too quick
for the power-punching Cuban. A win over 'Mantequilla' will guarantee Johnny a
World Championship bout with Venezuelan - Carlos Hernandez in April.