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    kikibalt
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    Carlos Palomino v Mando Muniz


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    Dan Hanley
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    Frank, thanks for the memories on one of the truly great welterweight fights of all time. I remember this series that used to run in world and International Boxing. I also remember catching the mistake on the 3rd page down. That photo of Muniz in the white trunks is from the rematch. Amazingly, what they fail to mention is the fact that Muniz dropped Carlos in the 1st round. Man, to this day I never thought Muniz would have lost to Carlos. I thought the style was made for him.

    Dan

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    Chuck1052
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    Frank- At the Olympic Auditorium, I was
    watching Palomino-Muniz I while in the
    balcony. As a recall, I paid ten bucks
    for the ticket.

    - Chuck Johnston

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    kikibalt
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    Carlos-Mando

    Chuck
    That was a great fight for ten bucks , i remember siting in the balcony for the Art Aragon v Jimmy Carter LW title fight in 1951, cost ? five bucks,Chuck, i'm telling you those were the days to watch a great fight for very little money, up to the early 80's you could go to the Olympic Auditorium an not spent your rent money an still see some good fights

    Frank B.

    P.S i was there too for the Carlos v Mando fight

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    timayres
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    Palomino-Muniz

    I watched it a bit further away, Chuck; on "Boxing From The Olympic" syndicated on KTVU in Oakland at 1am on a Saturday night. Jim Healy always made the fights dramatic, expecially that KO call he had..."It's Allllllllllll Ooooover!" KTVU ran the same commercial for a bay area Mexican restaurant all night long at every single break. It truly was "Boxing After Dark".

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    Chuck1052
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    Re: Palomino-Muniz

    Frank- It is my understanding that Carlos Palomino
    got a purse of about $60,000. for his first bout with
    Muniz.

    - Chuck Johnston

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    kikibalt
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    Re: Palomino-Muniz

    Chuck-i think that about right,
    but i don't know for sure

    Frank B.

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    Punchdrunk
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    rematch

    I was in the 6th row ringside for the rematch and tickets were $25. Got my moneys worth. Left the arena horse!

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    Chuck1052
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    Re: rematch

    I saw both fights between Carlos Palomino and
    Armando Muniz in person. In my opinion, the
    second fight was not nearly as good as the
    first one. One reason is that Palomino won
    the second bout easily as Muniz seemed to
    become old overnight.

    - Chuck Johnston

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    JimmyShimmy
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    Cool stuff

    It must have been somethin to watch that fight live.

    What did you guy's think of Muniz? Should he of won that fight or was Palomino just a bit too good for him?

    Was he really damaged goods for the rematch where he lost clearly on points?

    I guess Muniz's reputation at the time of the first Palomino fight must have been quite fearsome given the hard battles he gave Napoles...

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    Chuck1052
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    Re: Cool stuff

    JimmyShimmy- Armando Muniz is one fighter who
    who got the most out what he had. After all,
    Muniz wasn't quick, athletic, or a good puncher.
    In addition, he had little in the way of boxing skills.
    But Muniz was able to become a top welterweight
    due to his heart and durability. Moreover, he
    applied relentless pressure on his opponents.

    Have you seen a tape of the first bout between
    Armando Muniz and Jose Napoles? Muniz was
    winning handily and had Napoles in a helpless
    state before the referee bailed out Napoles
    by disqualifying Muniz! Believe me, the result
    of that bout was controversial in the Los
    Angeles area. Napoles gave Muniz a beating
    in their second bout, but the fact remains that
    Muniz didn't become the World Welterweight
    Champion because of the referee's decision in
    their first bout.

    I think that Napoles was going downhill by the
    time he fought Muniz twice. In other words,
    I think that Napoles in his prime would have
    had little trouble with Muniz.

    Don't get me wrong....Muniz is one of my
    favorite fighters. But I am not kidding myself.


    - Chuck Johnston

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    Chuck1052
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    Re: Cool stuff

    I think that Carlos Palomino had much more in the
    way of skills, talent, and punching power than
    Armando Muniz. Of course, Muniz got off to a
    quick start in the first bout with Palomino, but
    Palomino came on very strong in the latter part
    of the bout.

    Palomino didn't have as much in the way of
    boxing skills as Jose Napoles, Roberto Duran,
    Ray Leonard, Wilfredo Benitez, or Thomas
    Hearns. However, Palomino DID have some
    skills, much more than another top welterweight
    of the time, Pipino Cuevas.


    - Chuck Johnston

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    kikibalt
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    Re: Cool stuff

    Mando Muniz V Manny Gonzales

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    kikibalt
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    Re: Cool stuff


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