1958-12-05 Don Jordan w pts 15 Virgil Akins, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD

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1958-12-05 Don Jordan w pts 15 Virgil Akins, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Lee Grossman. Scorecards: 145-138, 145-132, 146-136. Making his first defence, Akins (145½) was shocked by the 3-1 underdog who set up a left jab-left hook attack from the opening bell and gave him no room to manoeuvre his big punches as he was forced to defend. In the tenth the champion was hammered from pillar to post, and having survived he came again over the last few rounds as Jordan (145) tired. However, he was unable to find a finishing punch. Akins, who had two points deducted, in the eighth for going low and in the 14th for butting, finished with a gash over his right eye, while Jordan picked up a cut over his left eye.