Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
Found the information on the Wednesday Night - July 27, 1966 bout.
Plaza De Toros Monumental Bull Ring - in Ciudad Juarez
The bout was held in front of 9000 fans.
Jose Napoles 45-3-0 (27 KO's) vs. Humberto Trottman 19-7-2 (4 KO's)
Humberto Trottman was a 26 year-old, 5' 8" fast-handed Panamanian, and stable-mate
of Ismael Laguna. Humberto was a lightning quick boxer, but with no real punch.
Rumors were being tossed out there that Ismael Laguna was coming into Mexico to
take on 'Mantequilla', but instead Ismael went to Los Angeles to take on Al Grant,
a previous Napoles 'knocked out opponent'.
'Mantequilla' was surprised in the opening round, as Humberto attacked instead of
boxing and moving. Humberto went toe-to-toe with Jose, and out-hit the slow starting
Napoles in the 1st-Round.
But, in Round 2, Humberto foolishly attacked, and mid-way through the round, Jose
crushed a left hook to Humberto's jaw, knocking him out at 1:42 of Round 2.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-17-2012 at 10:30 AM.