Florentino Fernandez vs. Gaspar Ortega (2nd meeting)
1959-10-30 : Florentino Fernandez 146 lbs beat Gaspar Ortega 147 lbs by SD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Al Berl 4-5
- Judge: Frank Forbes 6-2
- Judge: Jack Gordon 5-4
"Florentino Fernandez of Cuba outpointed Gaspar Ortega of Mexico in a thriller at MSG Friday night for his 22nd straight professional victory. Unbeaten Fernandez was the aggressor in every round with his left-hooking attack; but he was hard-pressed to win because of Ortega's countering attacks and surprising power in the many exchanges. And the Cuban had to be content with a split 10 round decision. Ortega was bleeding from his nose and mouth at the finish. Fernandez bled from the mouth and from a cut under his right eye." -United Press International
- MSG matchmaker Teddy Brenner claimed to have an agreement from welterweight champion Don Jordan for a Jan. 22, 1960 non-title fight with the winner of this match. Moreover, Brenner stated he now wished to make the bout with the title at stake. Neither fight materialized.
- UPI - 6-4 Fernandez
- AP - 6-3-1 Fernandez
- A ringside poll of 14 sportswriters showed 12 scoring for Fernandez, 1 scoring for Ortega and 1 calling it a draw.