Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'
'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.