Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
January 3, 1969
'The Last of the Great Cubans'
Sitting in the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City on a late Sunday Afternoon - December 22, 1968 -
I saw this great fighter by the name of Jose 'Mantequilla' Napoles.
In less than 1-Round, this 'Mantequilla' destroyed a very talented Guyanese fighter by
the name of Lennox Beckles.
I was wondering, just who is this Jose Napoles that they call 'Mantequilla' ('butter'), and why is this
fantastic boxer fighting in relative obscurity in the likes of;
Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Los Mochis, Reynosa and Monterrey.