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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #127
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

January 1969

Luis Santampiro

'The Last of the Great Cubans'

Looking into the Cuban's background, I find a converted Lightweight, who has been
forced into a higher weight class, as the 135 lb. and 140 lb. Champions will not
get into the ring with this fighting machine.

Up until now, I found that his highest fight purse was back on June 22, 1964 -
when Jose Napoles travelled to Caracas, Venezuela to fight the then #2 Lightweight
in the World - Carlos Hernandez in his own back-yard.

Of the $10,000 fight purse, Jose Napoles only received a small portion of that -
as he was forced to cover all expenses of an entire travelling team.
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