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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #135
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Default Re: Jose Napoles 'The Mark of Brilliance'

Originally Posted by Senor Pepe' View Post
Friday Night - April 18, 1969

The Forum - Inglewood, California

Attendance; 15,878

World Welterweight Championship

Curtis Cokes
Age.........31 years, 10 months
Height.....5' 9"
Weight....145 1/2 lbs.
Record....55-9-3 (27 KO's)

Jose Napoles
Age.......29 years, 0 months
Height....5' 7 1/2"
Weight...143 lbs.
Record....59-4-0 (39 KO's)

The Champion - Curtis Cokes will be making his 6th Title Defense of the
Championship he won back on July 6, 1966.

The Challenger - Jose Napoles, the #1 WBA Light-Welterweight is moving
up in weight class, and this his first challenge for a World Title. Jose has
been competing since August 1958 (over 10 years), when he first fought
in Havana, Cuba.

This bout will set a California Indoor Live-Gate record of $198,480.
Napoles turned Coke's face into hamburger..really disfigured him...and did it again almost identically in the rematch a few months later. I give Mantequilla full props for this, as i though Cokes was a really established champion. Some say that Cokes was finished by the time of this bout, ..bull****. Cokes was finished after this bout.
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