1943-07-12 Manuel Ortiz w rsc 7 (15) Joe Robleto, Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA - NY/NBA

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1943-07-12 Manuel Ortiz w rsc 7 (15) Joe Robleto, Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Eddie Pinkman. In a return contest, Ortiz (117½) was in no mood to let this one go the distance, quickly getting down to business when looking to subdue Robleto (117) early on. For three rounds the pair stood toe to toe, but following that it was all Ortiz. Having knocked the challenger down twice in the sixth with body blows and after hammering him all over the ring in the seventh the referee called it off on the 1.45 mark.