Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
Monday Night - July 15, 1968
Downtown Arena 'Bull Ring' - Tijuana, Baja California
Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles is putting a charge into the Welterweights, and 'enhanced'
his chance at a World Championship.
The 28 year-old 'Cuban' scored a 'sound and solid' 10-Round Unanimous
Decision over the 'rugged' Santa Monica, Los Angeles-based, and #12 WBA Welterweight -
'Fast' Eddie Pace 27-18-1 (9 KO's).
The 28 year-old - Napoles (143 lbs.) the #2 WBA Light-Welterweight, impressed by
taking command from the opening bell, over the 27 year-old - Pace (148 lbs.).
Napoles who was out-weighed by 5 lbs., utlized a variety of left jabs, left hooks and
stiff rights to the face of the 'defensive-minded' American opponent over the first 3-Rounds.
'Mantequilla' pulled away, when he landed an assortment of solid punches in Rounds 4 and 5,
to build a solid lead on the scorecards, as the American was limited to counter-punching.
Eddie Pace was able to smother Napoles in Rounds 6 and 7, but after that, the harder punching
and faster Cuban took complete control in both the 8th and 9th Rounds.
The American was able to put in a 'brief rally' in the last round, to make the bout closer on the
Ringside Observers scored it 7-3-0 in Rounds for Jose Napoles.
Jose Napoles is now 56-4-0, and hopes for a bout with Welterweight Champion - Curtis Cokes
by the end of the year.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 12-01-2012 at 12:53 PM.