1946-02-25 Manuel Ortiz w co 13 (15) Luis Castillo, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA - WORLD

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1946-02-25 Manuel Ortiz w co 13 (15) Luis Castillo, Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jack Downey. This was a thrilling toe-to-toe affair from start to finish. Boxing like a champion Ortiz (117½) had gained control by the fifth round, and using his left hand as a scoring weapon he punished the game Castillo (117½) badly thereafter. Although the fight ended when the challenger was counted out at 1.31 of the 13th following a heavy blow to the stomach, at that point in time, with both eyes swollen shut, he could barely see the punches coming.