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, when Tiger (167) was given an immediate crack at Torres (175) he took the opportunity with both hands. Right from the opening bell Tiger charged into Torres with both hands, 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 deservedly take the title.
After the fight Tiger’s manager was quoted as saying: “Tiger is a fighter who will follow instructions. All he had to do was bob and weave under Torres’ best punches and come up with combinations to the body".