1975-07-12 Jose Napoles w pts 15 Armando Muniz, Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC
1975-07-12 Jose Napoles w pts 15 Armando Muniz, Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Scorecards: 149-142, 149-139, 148-142. After their previous contest ended so controversially, the WBC made sure that Muniz (146½) got first crack at Napoles (146) once the latter’s injuries had healed and this time the champion got himself into tip-top condition. Clearly, Napoles was much fitter and faster than before and rarely gave Muniz the chance to capitalise on his aggressive tactics, when standing back and punishing him at long range. In the seventh round, a two-handed blast put Muniz down and although he was saved by the bell he appeared dazed. From there on in Muniz never gave Napoles many problems, spending most of his time up close to avoid further trouble and finishing with a badly split right eyebrow and various facial cuts.