Saturday, September 10, 2016

Alfonso Dantes

Dantes started wrestling at 17-years-old in 1960 in Morelia using the name of Edmundo Dantes after going through rigorous training from his maestro Diablo Velasco. Alfonso came from great stock as his father Al Amezcua (Golden Terror) was a great wrestler and his brother Vick Amezcua would go on to fame as Septiembre Negro. Alfonso took the hair of many wrestlers with the best known being El Faraon & El Halcon who was his main rival throughout their careers. Alfonso also held many titles as he was an Occidental Middleweight champion, which started his legendary run in his home of Guadalajara, 3-time Mexican National Lt. Heavyweight champion, 5-time NWA World Lt. Heavyweight champion (which was considered “his title”), and a 2-time Mexican National Heavyweight champion.

Dantes was seen on rare occaisons in Arizona, but was  more often seen  in the USA for shows in the Los Angeles area.

The Galavison wrestling program helped rociet him to recognition in the USA. 

Aside from singles action, Danyes also formed an effective tag team with Mil Mascaras.

He died some time ago and was laid to rest in his native Guadalajara.