1966-08-15 Jose Torres w pts 15 Eddie Cotton, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD

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1966-08-15 Jose Torres w pts 15 Eddie Cotton, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD. Referee: Nate Morgan. Scorecards: 70-67, 68-67, 69-67. After taking the opening two rounds when hurting Cotton (173½) with heavy body shots, Torres (173) was outboxed from the fourth to the eighth as the veteran challenger got his left jab going. Cotton also did well with solid rights to the body before tiring and letting Torres back in the fight. Having been deducted a point for going low in the tenth, Cotton came right back to put Torres on the defensive for the next couple of sessions. With two rounds to go Torres at last opened up to make sure of the verdict, but it had been a close call.