Willie Pastrano vs. Jose Torres

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1965-03-30 : Willie Pastrano 174½ lbs lost to Jose Torres 171¼ lbs by TKO at 3:00 in round 9 of 15

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Johnny LoBianco


- Pastrano was knocked down, by two left hooks to the body, in the 6th, for a nine count. It was the first time down in his career. He was barely up at nine, with about one minute to go in the round. He also suffered a nose bleed in one, and a puff under the left eye from round seven.
- Referee Johnny LoBianco stopped the bout between the 9th and 10th rounds.
- Pastrano retired from boxing after the fight.
- Main event of a double world title feature, with Emile Griffith facing Jose Stable for the Welterweight title, as well.


- Attendance: 18,112
- Gate: $239,956
- Pastrano's purse: $100,000
- Torres' purse: $10,000
- Odds: Pastrano 7-to-5 favorite (Source: New York Times)