José Nápoles Record & Stats

José Nápoles Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 18 years and 4 months, José Nápoles fought 88 times with 81 wins and 7 losses. By his last professional fight on December 6, 1976, Nápoles' boxing record stood at 81-7 (54 KO wins, 4 KO losses).

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
“Mantequilla”
Born
Apr 13, 1940
Died
Aug 16, 2019 (79 years)
Debut
Aug 2, 1958
Record
81-7
Rounds
585
KOs
54 (61.4%)
Height
171 cm
Reach
183 cm
Ape Index
12 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
WBAWBCTheRing
WL
w2
d12
WL
w2
d13
WL
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d13
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José Nápoles' Record

      José Nápoles (Mantequilla) was a Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on April 13, 1940. Nápoles made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on August 2, 1958. He was a welterweight world champion. He died on August 16, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Nápoles is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights88
      Wins81
      Losses7
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins54
      Total Title Wins6
      Title Defenses13
      Title-Fight KO Wins9
      Losses via KO4
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      88Dec 6, 197636John H Stracey LossTKO6
      87Jul 12, 197636Armando Muniz WinUD
      86Mar 29, 197534Armando Muniz WinTD
      85Dec 14, 197434Horacio Agustin Saldano WinKO3
      84Aug 3, 197434Hedgemon Lewis WinTKO9
      83Feb 9, 197433 Carlos Monzon LossRTD6
      82Sep 22, 197333Clyde Gray WinUD
      81Jun 23, 197333Roger Menetrey WinUD
      80Feb 28, 197332Ernie Lopez WinKO7
      79Aug 5, 197232Edmundo LeiteWinTKO2
      78Jun 10, 197232Adolph Pruitt WinTKO2
      77Mar 28, 197231Ralph Charles WinKO7
      76Dec 14, 197131Hedgemon Lewis WinUD
      75Oct 16, 197131Esteban Alfredo OsunaWinUD
      74Aug 23, 197131Jean JosselinWinKO5
      73Jul 31, 197131David MelendezWinTKO5
      72Jun 4, 197131Billy Backus WinTKO8
      71Mar 27, 197130Manuel GonzalezWinKO6
      70Dec 3, 197030Billy Backus LossTKO4
      69Oct 5, 197030Pete ToroWinTKO9
      68Aug 14, 197030Fighting MackWinKO3
      67Feb 14, 197029Ernie Lopez WinTKO15
      66Oct 17, 196929 Emile Griffith WinUD
      65Jun 29, 196929Curtis Cokes WinRTD10
      64Apr 18, 196929Curtis Cokes WinRTD13
      63Feb 15, 196928Fate DavisWinTKO6
      62Dec 22, 196828Lennox BecklesWinKO1
      61Nov 4, 196828Des ReaWinTKO5
      60Jul 15, 196828Eddie PaceWinUD
      59Jun 14, 196828Leroy RobertsWinTKO1
      58Jun 2, 196828Peter CobblahWinPTS
      57Apr 29, 196828Herbie LeeWinTKO6
      56Feb 18, 196827Mike CruzWinTKO4
      55Sep 11, 196727Charlie WatsonWinKO6
      54Sep 11, 196727Johnny DePeizaWinTKO1
      53Jul 10, 196727LC MorganWinTKO2
      52Jun 4, 196727Johnny BrooksWinKO7
      51Dec 17, 196626Eugenio EspinozaWinTKO6
      50Oct 30, 196626Jimmy FieldsWinTKO10
      49Aug 22, 196626LC MorganLossTKO4
      48Jul 27, 196626Humberto TrottmanWinKO2
      47Apr 17, 196626Al GrantWinTKO4
      46Feb 12, 196625Johnny SantosWinKO3
      45Dec 11, 196525Aldolph PruittWinTKO3
      44Aug 3, 196525Eddie PerkinsWinUD
      43Mar 25, 196524Giordano CampariWinTKO2
      42Feb 28, 196524LC MorganWinKO3
      41Jan 1, 196524Carlos RiosWinKO5
      40Nov 14, 196424Alfredo UrbinoWinKO3
      39Aug 15, 196424Eduardo MorenoWinTKO5
      38Jun 22, 196424Carlos Morocho HernandezWinTKO7
      37Apr 25, 196424Alfredo UrbinaWinTKO1
      36Mar 1, 196423Taketeru YoshimotoWinKO1
      35Nov 30, 196323LC MorganWinKO7
      34Nov 16, 196323Tony PerezWinTKO3
      33Oct 23, 196323Francisco CancioWinKO1
      32Aug 19, 196323Pulga SerranoWinTKO10
      31Jul 13, 196323Baby VasquezWinPTS
      30May 27, 196323Raul SorianoWinKO4
      29Apr 27, 196323Alfredo UrbinaLossPTS
      28Mar 30, 196322Baby VasquezWinUD
      27Feb 9, 196322Baby GutierrezWinTKO7
      26Jan 5, 196322Tony PerezLossSD
      25Nov 10, 196222Tony PerezWinPTS
      24Sep 29, 196222Bobby CervantesWinTKO1
      23Aug 25, 196222Kid AnahuacWinKO9
      22Jul 21, 196222Enrique CamarenaWinKO2
      21Jun 3, 196121Angel Robinson GarciaWinPTS
      20Mar 18, 196120Rolando Chico MoralesWinUD
      19Jan 28, 196120Guillermo ValdezWinUD
      18Dec 17, 196020Tony PadronWinDQ
      17Nov 26, 196020Rolando Chico MoralesWinPTS
      16Oct 15, 196020Tony PadronWinUD
      15Jul 2, 196020Bunny GrantWinPTS
      14May 21, 196020Angel Robinson GarciaWinPTS
      13Feb 20, 196019Diwaldo VentosaWinUD
      12Jan 2, 196019Isaac EspinosaWinUD
      11Nov 28, 195919Bobby CervantesWinTKO1
      10Nov 14, 195919Augusto NarvalleWinUD
      9Oct 3, 195919Cristobal GonzalezWinUD
      8Aug 22, 195919Hilton SmithLossUD
      7Jul 25, 195919Clodoaldo HernandezWinUD
      6Jul 11, 195919Clodoaldo HernandezWinTKO3
      5May 16, 195919Juan BacalloWinTKO4
      4Feb 21, 195918Armando CastilloWinPTS
      3Nov 29, 195818Felix PomaresWinTKO2
      2Oct 11, 195818Euripides GuerraWinTKO4
      1Aug 2, 195818Julio RojasWinTKO1

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      Statistics

      José Nápoles was 171 cm tall (5' 7.32") with a reach of 183 cm (6' 0.05"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 12 cm (4.72"). Nápoles had a 61.4% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      José Nápoles' professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1958 to 1976.

      Nápoles made his debut against Julio Rojas at the age of 18 on August 2, 1958, defeating Rojas via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 6 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      Nápoles had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on April 18, 1969 after 63 professional fights, against Curtis Cokes for the welterweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Cokes via 13th round RTD to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time undisputed welterweight world champion, and won six world titles at welterweight. For all the details about Nápoles' world title wins and defenses refer to "José Nápoles World Titles".

      Some of Nápoles' best fights and notable victories include wins over Adolph Pruitt, Ernie Lopez, Hedgemon Lewis, Horacio Agustin Saldano, Ralph Charles, Emile Griffith, and Billy Backus.

      José Nápoles had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career — three of them in title bouts and four in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Hilton Smith via 8 round unanimous decision on August 22, 1959. He was stopped four times and lost three times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of José Nápoles' losses".

      His last professional fight was a welterweight title defense bout against John H Stracey at 36 years of age, on December 6, 1976. Nápoles lost the fight via 6th round TKO — and lost his WBC and The Ring titles.

      Nápoles retired from professional boxing with a record of 81-7, which included 54 knockout wins and 4 losses via knockout, and 6 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      José Nápoles fought a total of 88 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • José Nápoles vs. Curtis Cokes

        A 29-year old José Nápoles (59-4, 39 KO) had his first world title fight against Curtis Cokes for Cokes' WBA, WBC, and The Ring welterweight belts.

        Nápoles defeated Cokes via 13th round RTD to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Curtis Cokes

        In a rematch, a 29-year old José Nápoles (60-4, 40 KO) faced Curtis Cokes in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Cokes via 10th round RTD to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Emile Griffith

        A 29-year old José Nápoles (61-4, 41 KO) faced Emile Griffith, who was 31 years old with a record of 60-10 in a undisputed welterweight championship bout. Griffith was on a four-fight win streak with 19 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height and same reach.

        Nápoles defeated Griffith via 15 round unanimous decision to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Billy Backus

        In a rematch, a 31-year old José Nápoles (66-5, 45 KO) faced Billy Backus in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Backus via 8th round TKO to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Ralph Charles

        A 31-year old José Nápoles (71-5, 48 KO) faced Ralph Charles in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Charles via 7th round KO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Adolph Pruitt

        A 32-year old José Nápoles (72-5, 49 KO) faced Adolph Pruitt in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Pruitt via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Ernie Lopez

        In a rematch, a 32-year old José Nápoles (74-5, 51 KO) faced Ernie Lopez in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Lopez via 7th round KO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Hedgemon Lewis

        In a rematch, a 34-year old José Nápoles (77-6, 52 KO) faced Hedgemon Lewis in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Lewis via 9th round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • José Nápoles vs. Horacio Agustin Saldano

        A 34-year old José Nápoles (78-6, 53 KO) faced Horacio Agustin Saldano in a undisputed welterweight championship bout.

        Nápoles defeated Saldano via 3rd round KO to retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

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