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61 years ago

Carlos Ortiz vs Battling Torres

Carlos Ortiz vs Battling Torres

Date: 4th February 1960

Venue: Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA

Title: World Light-welterweight Title

Promoted by: George Parnassus

Carlos Ortiz
( 30 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 137 lbs

Battling Torres
( 31 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 138 lbs


Puerto Rico's World Light-welterweight champion Carlos Ortiz (30-2-0) made the first defence of his title at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California against Battling Torres (31-0-0) who hailed from Reynosa, Mexico.

Ortiz had won the vacant title eight months earlier against Kenny Lane at Madison Square Garden by Tko in round 2.

In an action-packed fight, Ortiz out-lasted his challenger who looked spent when the champion floored him in the 10th round with a right-hand, left-hook combination. Torres just made it too his feet at the count of ten from referee Mushy Callahan who waived the fight off at 2:56 of the round.

Carlos Ortiz vs Battling Torres