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Boxing great "Mantequilla" Napoles dies at 79

MEXICO CITY (AP) Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79.

The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside".

Napoles, who was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 and was named by The Associated Press the fourth-greatest welterweight of the 20th century, was a two-time welterweight world champion, who boxed from 1958-1975.


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