1965-05-07 Vicente Saldivar w rsc 15 (15) Raul Rojas, Municipal Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Jump to: navigation, search

1965-05-07 Vicente Saldivar w rsc 15 (15) Raul Rojas, Municipal Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tommy Hart. Prior to the tenth round there had been little between the two fighters, but then the champion made his move for home when beginning to beat the tough Rojas (125½) to the punch, shaking him up considerably with fast southpaw lefts and rights. Both men were cut, Rojas over the left eye in the eighth and Saldivar on the left cheekbone in the ninth. By the 15th, with victory in the bag, Saldivar (124¾) drove the rapidly tiring Rojas around the ring, sending in punch after punch, before the referee stopped it with just ten seconds remaining as the American slumped to the floor.