1966-12-16 Dick Tiger w pts 15 Jose Torres, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1966-12-16 Dick Tiger w pts 15 Jose Torres, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: John LoBianco. Scorecards: 10-5, 8-6, 10-4. Having recently lost his world middleweight title, Tiger (167) was given an immediate crack at Torres (175) and took the opportunity with both hands. Right from the opening bell Tiger charged into Torres with both hands and never stopped, slamming in heavy punches when close up and managing to make Torres miss on any number of occasions. Listless in the middle rounds, Torres started to get going thereafter, but left his finish too late as Tiger pressed on relentlessly to take deservedly take the title. After the fight Tiger’s manager was quoted as saying: “Tiger is a fighter who will follow instruction and he did just that. All he had to do was bob-and-weave under Torres’ best punches and come up with combinations to the body.