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Old 12-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #123
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

Sunday - December 22, 1968

Arena Coliseo - Federal Distrct -Mexico City

Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles - 57-4-0 (37 KO's) - #1 WBA Light-Welterweight
Lennox 'The Guyanese Leopard' Beckles - 43-8-2 (13 KO's) - #7 WBA Light-Welterweight

The 28 year-old Napoles (148 lbs.) takes on the Guyanese Welterweight Champion -
28 year-old - 5' 7 1/2" - Lennox Beckles (146 lbs.), a solidly-built boxer-puncher from Guyana.

Both fighters are Top 10 ranked in the WBA as Light-Welterweights.

The Fight

Jose Napoles wastes little time, as he swarms over the solidly built, but light-punching
Beckles, and flails away with lefts and rights, backing Beckles into the ropes.

'Mantequilla' lands a hard right hand to the jaw, and Beckles falls to the canvas at the 1:17 Mark.
Beckles rises at the 5-Count, and tries to circle away.

But Napoles traps the Guyanan in a neutral corner, and bombs away with a 5-punch combination,
capped by a left-right to the head, which drops Beckles, where he is counted out at 2:02 of Round 1.

The Rumor Mill

It was reported that 22 year-old Colombian - Rodrigo Valdez had signed to come to Mexico City to fight
Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles, at a contract weight of (143 lbs.) - but was pulled out 2-weeks before the
bout, claiming an injury.

Lennox Beckles, was a 2-week replacement fighter.

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