1977-12-17 Cecilio Lastra w pts 15 Rafael Ortega, The Bullring, Torrelavega, Spain - WBA

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1977-12-17 Cecilio Lastra w pts 15 Rafael Ortega, The Bullring, Torrelavega, Spain - WBA. Referee: Jesus Celis. Scorecards: 147-143, 149-138, 143-148. In a bitterly contested bout, the southpaw challenger forced the fight from the opening bell and dropped Ortega in the third for an ‘eight’ count to move ahead. Although Ortega (125¾) came back well he lacked the power to keep Lastra (126) away and, apart from the last three sessions, was always playing second fiddle to the Spaniard.