Willie Pastrano vs. Terry Downes

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1964-11-30 : Willie Pastrano 174¾ lbs beat Terry Downes 171 lbs by TKO at 1:17 in round 11 of 15

  • Location: King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Andrew Smyth
  • WBC Light Heavyweight Title
  • WBA Light Hheavyweight Title

Downes was knocked down twice in the 11th round.


"Light heavyweight champion Willie Pastrano of Miami cashed in about $65,000 for stopping Terry Downes in the 11th round of a title defense at Manchester Monday night. Pastrano, a 7-4 favorite over Downes, appeared to be trailing going into the 11th round of their 15 rounder. Then the normally light-hitting champion opened up with a barrage of punches that twice dropped the former co-holder of the middleweight title. Referee Andy Smyth of Ireland stopped it at 1:17 of the 11th after counting to three. Downes was down for eight the first time. Per custom, referee Smyth's card was not disclosed." -Associated Press

  • Unofficial AP scorecard (through 10 completed rounds)- 5-3-2 Downes