1957-06-19 Joe Brown w rsc 15 (15) Orlando Zulueta, The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA - WORLD
1957-06-19 Joe Brown w rsc 15 (15) Orlando Zulueta, The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ray Keech. Making his second defence, Brown (134¼) began to take over from the halfway stage when his punches seemed to have more effect on the clever Zulueta (133¾) than before. Prior to then the contest had been fairly level, with the Cuban possibly ahead, but by the end of the 11th Brown, carrying a cut over the left eye, had pulled away. The 12th round saw Zulueta taking a bit of a hiding as Brown cut loose with both hands and in the 13th a cracking right hook to the head dropped him for ‘nine’. Although he somehow survived the 14th, Brown was again on the rampage in the final session and after Zulueta was put down for ‘eight’ and got up glassy eyed, the referee called it off with just 21 seconds remaining.
[Category: 1957 Lightweight Title Contests]]