Originally Posted by red cobra
Pepe, I hope you'll be touching on the Napoles-Hernandez bout. i first heard of Mantequilla then.
Monday Night - June 22, 1964
Nuevo Circo 'Bull Ring' - Caracas, Venezuela
#1 Lightweight - Jose Napoles - 35-3-0 (18 KO's)
#2 Lightweight - Carlos Hernandez - 34-3-3 (22 KO's)
In what was supposed to be a 'Lightweight Elimination' bout between
the Top 'two' 135 lb. Lightweights, with the winner to get World Lightweight
Champion - Carlos Ortiz in September 1964.
Napoles, the 24 year-old - 5' 7 1/2" @ 137 lbs. 'Mantequilla' is the visitor.
Hernandez, the 25 year-old - 5' 10" @ 136 lbs. 'Morocho' is the hometown favorite.
'Mantequilla', the smooth as butter boxer-puncher.
'Morocho', the tall lightning quick bomber with power in each fist.
Carlos Hernandez had power in each hand, and went all out in the first '3' Rounds
in an attempt to take to out Jose Napoles.
But Napoles, avoided getting hit with any long-range bombs from the Venezuelan,
and started to counter well in Round 4.
Napoles slowly built up pressure, and worked his way inside the longer arms of 'Morocho',
and by the 6th Round, 'Mantequilla' was hurting Hernandez with his 3-punch assaults.
'Morocho' was leg weary at the end of Round 6, and only his heart and courage let him
escape the fists of Napoles.
'Morocho' put in one last assault in the opening moments of Round 7, but Napoles turned
it on after that, and pounded Hernandez with a relentless assault, leaving him defenseless
until the Referee stopped it at 1:49 of Round 7.
'Mantequilla' wins by a TKO 7.
Fight Purses -
Jose Napoles...............($10,000 - U.S. Dollars)
Carlos Hernandez.........($15,000 - U.S. Dollars)