1961-03-19 Flash Elorde w pts 15 Joey Lopes, Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - NBA

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1961-03-19 [[Flash Elorde]] w pts 15 [[Joey Lopes]], Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - NBA. Referee: Felipe Hernandez. Scorecards: 87-78, 88-74, 87-73. There were no knockdowns and not a great deal of action to stimulate the 40,000 strong crowd as the champion defended the title for the first time on home territory. The only excitement came early in the tenth when Elorde (130) staggered Lopes (130) with a right to the jaw but failed to follow up his advantage and had to be satisfied with the unanimous decision in his favour.
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1961-03-19 [[Flash Elorde]] w pts 15 [[Joey Lopes]], Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - NBA. Referee: Felipe Hernandez. Scorecards: 87-78, 88-74, 87-73. There were no knockdowns and not a great deal of action to stimulate the 40,000 strong crowd as the champion defended the title for the first time on home territory. The only excitement came early in the tenth when Elorde (130) staggered Lopes (130) with a right to the jaw but failed to follow up his advantage, having to be satisfied with the unanimous decision in his favour.
  
 
[[Category: 1961 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1961 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]

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1961-03-19 Flash Elorde w pts 15 Joey Lopes, Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - NBA. Referee: Felipe Hernandez. Scorecards: 87-78, 88-74, 87-73. There were no knockdowns and not a great deal of action to stimulate the 40,000 strong crowd as the champion defended the title for the first time on home territory. The only excitement came early in the tenth when Elorde (130) staggered Lopes (130) with a right to the jaw but failed to follow up his advantage, having to be satisfied with the unanimous decision in his favour.

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