1944-03-14 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 Ernesto Aguilar, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - NY/NBA

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1944-03-14 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 Ernesto Aguilar, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Charley Randolph. Scorecards: 83-82, 89-76, 87-78. Ortiz (118) came through one of his toughest defences when opposing the Mexican champion, Aguilar (116½), who stood in front of him all the way, often meeting him punch for punch. Credited with winning nine rounds, the champion paced himself well to get his nose in front but it was a real struggle, the southpaw challenger being cheered to the rafters at the final bell.