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WINNING ONE FOR THE SLIPPER
Tex Maule
August 12, 1974
Buttery smooth as ever and still the master counterpuncher, an aging Jose Napoles battered Hedgemon Lewis to keep the welterweight title and confirm the fact that he is still the high-priced spread
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August 12, 1974

Winning One For The Slipper

Buttery smooth as ever and still the master counterpuncher, an aging Jose Napoles battered Hedgemon Lewis to keep the welterweight title and confirm the fact that he is still the high-priced spread

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Lewis has been on several talk shows and once won a record player on The Dating Game, as well as a date with a movie starlet. A measure of the difference between Lewis and Napoles: "The record player was better than the girl," Lewis said.

He will probably fight Napoles a third time, maybe at sea level, and maybe he will win. It would be a nice thing for the clean livers, the young and the ambitious. As for Mantequilla, he will be back among the slow horses and the not-so-slow women. He knows which side his bread is buttered on.

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