Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
December 1968 (WBA Light-Welterweight Rankings)
*** Nicolino Locche
#1 - Jose Napoles
#2 - Pedro Adigue
#3 - Bruno Arcari
#4 - Jose Hernandez
#5 - Adoplh Pruitt
#6 - Takeshi 'Paul' Fuji
#7 - Lennox Beckles
#8 - Joao Henrique
#9 - Rodrigo Valdez
#10 German Gastelbondo
Nicolino Locche, who had just won the WBA Championship over Paul Fuji on
December 12, 1968 - made it clear he was not leaving Argentina, ever.
A young 22 year-old Colombian - Rodrigo Valdez 22-1-2 (10 KO's) - who was
also campaigning as a 140 lb. boxer now, just like Jose Napoles - was being
mentioned as a possible opponent for the new WBA Champion - Nicolino Locche.