Dick Tiger vs. Jose Monon Gonzalez
1964-07-31 : Dick Tiger 163¼ lbs beat Jose Gonzalez 161¼ lbs by TKO in round 6 of 10
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Arthur Mercante
"Dick Tiger, who will be 35 on August 14th, demonstrated he had lost none of his cunning nor punch as he battered Jose Gonzalez into submission after a slow start. Shortly after the start of the 6th round, Tiger stepped out of a clinch and landed a powerful right to Gonzalez' head. The punch spun the Puerto Rican halfway around. Tiger quickly followed with a crunching left to the face that dropped his lighter opponent. Gonzalez staggered to his feet at the count of eight but it was obvious that he was through for the night. Referee Arthur Mercante ordered a halt and awarded the bout to Tiger on a TKO." -Associated Press
- Tiger claimed after the fight that Joey Giardello reneged on a promise to give him a return bout, opting for Rubin (Hurricane) Carter instead.
Post fight comment
- "I proved that I still deserve the championship fight. If Giardello beats Rubin Carter, I hope he keeps his promise at last. He can't avoid me now." -Dick Tiger