Pambelé is a Colombian biographical television series created and developed by 11-11 Films, based on the book El oro y la oscuridad: la vida gloriosa y trágica de Kid Pambelé written by Alberto Salcedo Ramos. It stars Jarlin Martínez as the titular character, and it started airing on Colombian broadcast channel RCN Televisión on July 10, 2017, and concluded on November 3, 2017. The series follows the life and history of Colombian boxer Antonio Cervantes.
Antonio Cervantes, better known as "The Kid Pambelé", was born on December 23, 1945 in San Basilio de Palenque, played on October 28, 1972 the world boxing title in the Welter Junior category against the champion and everyone's favorite, Alonzo Frizzo. At 27, Antonio was clear that it was his last chance to fight for a world title. Clinging to his convictions, he fought with all his might and connected an uppercut, knocking out Frizzo and giving Pambelé the title.