1943-10-01 Manuel Ortiz w co 4 (15) Leonardo Lopez, Legion Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA - NY/NBA
1 October Manuel Ortiz w co 4 (15) Leonardo Lopez, Legion Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Abe Roth. Having weighed his man up in a non-title bout earlier, Ortiz (117¾) took the initiative from the opening bell and attacked relentlessly, dishing out punishment with left hooks to head and body, followed by heavy rights to the head. There was no way Lopez (116) could survive this indefinitively and a right to the jaw floored him as the third round ended. Coming out for the fourth, the challenger was set upon unmercifully before being counted out on the 2.40 mark following a heavy right to the body.