1961-05-10 Duilio Loi w pts 15 Carlos Ortiz, San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - NBA

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1961-05-10 Duilio Loi w pts 15 Carlos Ortiz, San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - NBA. Referee: Frank Carter. Scorecards: 70-67, 74-69, 74-66. With 60,000 fans shouting themselves hoarse, both men got to work early, but it wasn’t until the sixth round that anything decisive happened. Prior to that, Ortiz (136¾) had generally been on the attack, while the champion held the centre of the ring, bobbing and weaving before unloading bursts of punches. In three fights between the pair there had been no knockdowns, but in the sixth Loi (138) had Ortiz over twice, firstly from a right to the jaw and then from a fusilade of blows from both hands. From thereon the contest was in Loi’s hands and he gave a master class in footwork and countering as Ortiz, fighting furiously at times, tried to make up the deficit to no avail.