Earlier we had received confirmation that Cuban boxing legend 🇨🇺Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles (81-7-0, 54KO) has passed away at the age of 79. In recent years, he had dealt with many different ailments that affected the quality of his life.
Napoles was a Cuban boxer who defected to Mexico in 1962 and became one of Mexico’s most recognizable and loved Champions. From a Championship run that started with a big win over the talented Curtis Cokes, he went on to become one of the greatest Welterweight Champions of all-time. He will definitely be missed in the boxing community.