Vicente Saldivar vs. Howard Winstone (2nd meeting)

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1967-06-15 : Howard Winstone 125 lbs lost to Vicente Saldivar 125¼ lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

  • Location: Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Wally Thom 73¼-73¾

"Vicente Saldivar of Mexico began a well-earned two month rest today when he left for Paris after successfully defending his world featherweight title last night on a narrow 15 round decision over Welshman Howard Winstone. Saldivar came on strong in the final rounds against Winstone to take the decision, which was greeted with displeasure by a large section of the crowd. Winstone used a stinging left jab and good combinations to pile up points in the first eight rounds, but he slowly began to tire and the stronger Saldivar took advantage of the opportunity. Saldivar almost finished Winstone in the 14th round after he had floored the Welshman with a non-stop attack to the body. Winstone arose from the onslaught with his hands at his sides and took another savage beating but somehow managed to stay upright." -United Press International

  • Unofficial UPI scorecard - 9-6 Saldivar
  • The AP report on this bout called it, "almost an exact duplicate of their first fight."

Post fight comment

  • "I went out to raise Howie's hand. I took it for granted he had won. Up to the 11th round I had Howard well ahead and I know he lost the 13th and 14th rounds. But what do you have to do to become a world champion?" -Eddie Thomas, Winstone's manager