1947-03-11 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 Harold Dade, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD
1947-03-11 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 Harold Dade, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Frankie Van. Scorecards: 82½-81½, 83-81, 83-81. Much better prepared than he was in their previous contest, Ortiz (117½) threw the heavier and more telling punches, while Dade (117½) moved quickly around the ring using a speedy left jab and keeping up a fast pace. Although the champion landed more punches, many of them being mere flicks and counting for little on the scorecards, the judges were all in favour of Ortiz. However, the majority of the fans had it much closer than that.
A champion for less than ten weeks, Dade soon moved back among the featherweight ranks, losing to Carlos Chavez for the Californian State title before bowing out in 1955 after failing to reach those dizzy heights again.