1943-01-27 Manuel Ortiz w rsc 10 (15) George Freitas, Municipal Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA - NBA
27 January Manuel Ortiz w rsc 10 (15) George Freitas, The Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA - NBA. Referee: Billy Burke. After making a bright start, Freitas (117¾) was outboxed from the third round onwards, Ortiz (117½) scoring with uppercuts, looping lefts and short stiff rights to both head and body. From the sixth it would be just a matter of time, with the champion concentrating on the body, and after Freitas was cut on the right eye in the tenth the referee pulled him out before the bell starting round 11.