Tag: Jose Napoles

A Legend Passes Away, the Legacy Lives on (RIP Jose Napoles) 🗞️

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.

Talking Legends:📽️ Jose Napoles

A fighter as smooth as his nickname, ♛🇨🇺🇲🇽Jose ‘Mantequilla’ Napoles (81-7-0, 54KO) was without a doubt one of the best Champions of the last half a century.  The Proud Cuban who took up residence in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico, was very technically sound, with impeccable footwork, a high ring IQ, respectable power, effective counter-punching, sound defensive tactics, and an unwavering discipline that carried him throughout his eventful career. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Jose Napoles”