Yes, Chucho was a likable sort, always upbeat; although he couldn't break into the big time in boxing he amazed all of us when he outfought a ranking classy boxer, Jesse Flores, and even dropped his man a few times in their meeting.
I have either two or three of his recordings, and when I locate them I'll post the titles in case someone is interested in obtaining them. It's crazy that I don't have some things that I had last year, but I hold on to stuff I picked up 50 years ago!
And yes again, Kiki, that is in fact Jimmy Fitten, the man who brought Enrirque Bolanos to California around 1943. The other fighter looks somewhat like Kid Filipino, a Mexican welterweight of limited abilities.
Incidentallly, Paulino Montes, whose picture appears at the head of this page. was really Jesus Porfirio Lopez Ruiz. As a 12-year-old door-to-door menudo salesman he called at the home of Oscar Romo, Sonora's leading fight manager hoping to make a sale. Impressed by the kid, Romo began to school him in the sweet science. That's how Paulino Montes the boxer got his start.
He was popular in L.A. for a short time, mainly because he had a respectable punch. Martin Zuniga, a fine feather who had boxed under the management of George Blake in the early 1930s, booked the lad in the U.S. Montes was very slow afoot for a lightweight, so he did not go far in his local campaign.
Sadly, he met the same fate that so many old-time boxers suffer when they give in to alcohol. Paulino was struck down by a car while crossing the street in his hometown of Hermosillo, Sonora, on June 10, 1976. He was only 49 years old at the time.