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Rest in peace Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles

Rest in peace Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles

Jose Napoles better known as Mantequilla (Butter) he was a Cuban- born Mexican boxer and former World Welterweight Champion.

He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest fighters of all time in that division and Is member of the International Boxing Hall of fame.

Napoles made his professional debut in 1958. He had a record of 20-1 fighting in La Habana, but the aforementioned ban put his career in a game. He defected to Mexico and was fighting in it’s capital city by the following year.

In 1964 Napoles was getting on the top, he travelled to japan where he beat Taketeru Yoshimoto by knockout in round one, after that, he also beat the future world champion Carlos Morocho Hernandez by knockout in round seven, this time back in Venezuela. In addition to those wins, he avenged his loss to Urbina by knocking him out  twice, the first time in the first round and the second time at the third.

He kept winning many more fights after that year in 1965 against, Junior Welterweight champion Eddie Perkins, beating him by decision in ten rounds.

A little bit of the personal life of Napoles;

Napoles had a son named Pedro Napoles, a school teacher and his wife Rosa. He had a brother Pedro Jr. Napoles with nine children.

Napoles collaborated in 1974 with the super star Santo a famous Mexican wrestler in the revenge of the Crying Woman.

Rest in peace Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles.

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