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1969-10-17 Jose Napoles w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Dick Young. Scorecards: 11-4, 11-3, 9-4. Pacing himself expertly, Napoles (144¾) poured in the punches early on against the former champion, always looking for the opportunity to rip in left hooks, and in the opening two sessions he delighted his supporters when hammering in left jabs and hard rights. In the third, with the men at close quarters, Napoles smashed in a vicious right uppercut to drop Griffith (144½) and when the latter got up he was pounded to the body for the remainder of the round. There were no more knockdowns, but with Napoles always dangerous in close Griffith often had to tie him up in order to avoid punishment, which, more often than not, detracted from the attacking side of his game plan. Although Griffith showed up at best in the fifth, when he came again in the 13th with some terrific left-right combinations, Napoles held on in the knowledge that he already had the result sewn up.           
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1969-10-17 [[Jose Napoles]] w pts 15 [[Emile Griffith]], Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Dick Young. Scorecards: 11-4, 11-3, 9-4. Pacing himself expertly, Napoles (144¾) poured in the punches early on against the former champion, always looking for the opportunity to rip in left hooks, and in the opening two sessions he delighted his supporters when hammering in left jabs and hard rights. In the third, with the men at close quarters, Napoles smashed in a vicious right uppercut to drop Griffith (144½) and when the latter got up he was pounded to the body for the remainder of the round. There were no more knockdowns, but with Napoles always dangerous in close Griffith often had to tie him up in order to avoid punishment, which, more often than not, detracted from the attacking side of his game plan. Although Griffith showed up at best in the fifth, when he came again in the 13th with some terrific left-right combinations, Napoles held on in the knowledge that he already had the result sewn up.           
  
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Revision as of 16:19, 6 February 2012

1969-10-17 Jose Napoles w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Dick Young. Scorecards: 11-4, 11-3, 9-4. Pacing himself expertly, Napoles (144¾) poured in the punches early on against the former champion, always looking for the opportunity to rip in left hooks, and in the opening two sessions he delighted his supporters when hammering in left jabs and hard rights. In the third, with the men at close quarters, Napoles smashed in a vicious right uppercut to drop Griffith (144½) and when the latter got up he was pounded to the body for the remainder of the round. There were no more knockdowns, but with Napoles always dangerous in close Griffith often had to tie him up in order to avoid punishment, which, more often than not, detracted from the attacking side of his game plan. Although Griffith showed up at best in the fifth, when he came again in the 13th with some terrific left-right combinations, Napoles held on in the knowledge that he already had the result sewn up.