Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
Monday Night - April 29, 1968
Tijuana, Baja California
Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles - 53-4-0 (35 KO's) - (140 lbs.) - #2 WBA Light-Welterweight
Herbie 'Sweet Herbie' Lee - 23-6-0 (7 KO's) - (139 lbs.) - #10 WBA Light-Welterweight
'Mantequilla', now 28 years-old, is still waiting.
The 22 year-old 'Sweet Herbie' from Washington D.C. is supposed to
out-box 'La Marvela Cubana', and get him out of the way in the
Top Spot of the Light-Welterweight Division. Herbie Lee is the
American Southern 'Mid-Atlantic' Light-Welterweight Champion
'Sweet Herbie' is a 5' 7" 'speedy stylist-boxer', who is very difficult to corner.
'Sweet Herbie' does his best work in the first 3-Rounds, as his lightning speed
prevents Napoles from landing a solid blow.
But, by Round 4, 'Mantequilla' has closed the distance, and starts to land his
Napoles, bombards 'Herbie' in Round 5, and sends him skidding across the ring
and onto the canvas with a whipping left-hook and right hand to the chin.
Herbie is up at the 4-Count, and speeds around the ring in a defensive-mode.
In Round 6, 'Mantequilla' finally catches the speedster, and barrels into him with
what seems like a 25-punch assault, leaving him defenseless. The Referee calls
a halt to the bout at 0:55 of Round 6. (TKO 6)
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 12-01-2012 at 11:48 AM.