Ruben Navarro vs. Arturo Lomeli (2nd meeting)

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1970-09-10 : Ruben Navarro 132½ lbs beat Arturo Lomeli 135 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • NABF Lightweight Title (Vacant Title)
  • Attendance: 7,453
  • Gate: $36,782

Notes

  • "Ruben Navarro, Los Angeles, gained an important 12 round decision over Arturo Lomeli, Guadalajara, Mexico, at the Olympic. Navarro had to come on with a rush in the late rounds to take a split decision. Ruben's best round was the 3rd when he staggered the Mexican champion. Lomeli did likewise to Ruben in the 11th round." -Ring Magazine, December 1970 issue
  • Inaugural NABF Lightweight title fight.
  • Unofficial L.A. Times scorecard - 6-3 Navarro
  • Unofficial Pomona Progress-Bulletin scorecard - 8-4 Navarro

Post fight comment

  • "Hell, I think they're both afraid of me!" - Ruben Navarro, when asked about meeting champion Ismael Laguna or top contender Mando Ramos.



Preceded by:
Inaugural
NABF Lightweight Title Fight
# 1
Succeeded by:
Navarro vs. Robertson II