Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles
Following his 'annihilation' (KO 3) over Johnny Santos in February 1966
April 17, 1966
Jose brought his record up to 45-3-0 (27 KO's) with a stoppage (TKO 4) over
'Rock-Jawed' Los Angeles Light-Welterweight - Al Grant 19-8-3 (7 KO's).
Al Grant, had never been floored or stopped, until he faced Jose Napoles.
A barrage of punches in Round 4, left Al Grant a mess.
12-days later, on April 29, 1966 - Light-Welterweight Champion - Carlos Hernandez
was losing his Championship to Italian - Sandro Lopopolo.
Manager - Cuco Conde, could not secure a Light-Welterweight Championship bout for Jose,
as nobody wanted to come to Mexico to fight him.