Tag: Welterweight

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.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Took on the Toughest Test of his Young Pro Career, Passes it With Flying Colors

With both fighters entering the mix of the dangerously crowded Welterweight division, an entertaining fight manifested from the main event on DAZN’s headliner bout, with prospect/contender 🇺🇸Vergil Ortiz Jr. (14-0-0, 14KO) putting forth a dominant performance against tough Mexican veteran challenger 🇲🇽Antonio Orozco (28-2-0, 17KO), showing a wide array of boxing skills enabling him to put together the pieces to eventually secure the 6th round knockout to maintain his perfect knockout streak. Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz Jr. Took on the Toughest Test of his Young Pro Career, Passes it With Flying Colors”