1968-09-28 Carlos Teo Cruz w pts 15 Mando Ramos, Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD
1968-09-28 Carlos Teo Cruz w pts 15 Mando Ramos, Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Lee Grossman. Scorecards: 7-6, 7-6, 9-6. Swarming all over Ramos (135), who was cut over the left eye in the third, the champion gained himself a big advantage during the first five rounds as he caught his rival time after time with overarm rights to the head. By the sixth, though, Ramos started to find his way with long left jabs holding off Cruz (135) who was boxing out of a crouch. Following a fairly even spell, Cruz was cut over the left eye in the 13th, an injury that encouraged Ramos to land repeatedly with wild swings as he looked to take advantage of the situation. However, calling on all of his reserves and skill, Cruz steadied the boat in the last session to just about earn the decision.