José Ángel “MANTEQUILLA” Nápoles

Full name
José Ángel Nápoles Colombat

April 13, 1940

Date of death
August 16, 2019

August 2, 1958, in Havana, Cuba, knocked out Julio Rojas in one round

won the world title
On April 18, 1969, in Inglewood, California, he beat Curtis Cokes by technical decision in 13 rounds and won the WBA and WBC welterweight titles. He recovered it on June 4, 1971, in Inglewood, California, by defeating Billy Backus by technical knockout in eight rounds.

Lost His Title
The first occasion was on December 3, 1970, in New York, Billy Backus technically knocked him out in four rounds. In his second stage he lost it in defense 11, on December 6, 1975, in the Plaza de Toros México, against John Stracey, who technically knocked him out in six rounds.

On December 6, 1975, before John H. Stracey.

The Data
After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the ban on professional boxing on the island, El Mantequilla arrived in our country, along with other high-quality fighters such as Ultiminio Ramos, Chuchu Gutiérrez, represented by the journalist Cuco Conde. On February 9, 1974, in Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, under the promotion of the French actor Alain Delon, Nápoles disputed the WBA and WBC middle titles against the Argentine Carlos Monzón, but the difference was great in weight and speed, to such an extent that they stopped the fight in the seventh chapter. The Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, who had gone to support his countryman, was so impressed with the courage of the Mexican that he wrote "La Noche de Mantequilla, whose plot and characters are centered on and during the boxing event between Monzón against Nápoles, a story drunk with intrigue, espionage, emotion and patriotic

José Ángel “MANTEQUILLA” Nápoles

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