Friday, December 6, 2013

On this Day in Fistiana… 12/6/75 Stracey vs. Napoles

On this Day in Fistiana...
John H. Stracey versus Jose Napoles
December 6, 1975

38 years ago today the 25 year old John H. Stracey won the welterweight title in a bull ring in Mexico City. Rising from the deck in round one, Stracey set to work cutting and swelling up the champion's face in front of the hostile crowd. The great Jose Mantequilla Napoles was stopped in round six and never fought again, while Stracey became the first British Welterweight Champion in almost sixty years, since the reign of the great Ted Kid Lewis.
Watch Stracey's win below...

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