1966-05-21 Jose Torres w pts 15 Wayne Thornton, Shea Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1966-05-21 Jose Torres w pts 15 Wayne Thornton, Shea Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: John LoBianco. Scorecards: 12-2, 10-4, 10-4. Dropped twice in the first round with solid left hooks, the challenger somehow kept going despite being cut over both eyes and subjected to a bombardment of punches from Torres (175) throughout. Badly hurt on several occasions, and looking unlikely to last out the contest, Thornton (174) was warned repeatedly by the referee to stop wrestling and to start fighting. The fight was as one-sided as you could get, and while Thornton managed to last the distance he spent the night in hospital recovering from the battering to the body he had been forced to endure. In the aftermath, Torres claimed that he would have stopped Thornton had he not had blurred vision up until the tenth session.