1947-05-30 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 David Kui Kong Young, The Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - WORLD
1947-05-30 Manuel Ortiz w pts 15 David Kui Kong Young, The Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - WORLD. Referee: Willie Whittle. In what was the first fully recognised world title fight ever to be held on the Islands, Young (116¾) took an early lead but began to tire badly from the ninth, failing to win a round thereafter. The fight was marred by an unintentional foul when Ortiz (118lbs), down from a body punch clutching his groin at the end of the 13th, was given a regulation five-minute rest. Still unwilling to get off his stool at the end of the period, Ortiz was given another five minutes, but after ten minutes of argument and uproar the officials demanded Ortiz to continue, the champion ultimately holding on to win by a split decision.