Florentino Fernandez vs. Gaspar Ortega (1st meeting)

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Florentino Fernandez 146 lbs beat Gaspar Ortega 146 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

"Cuba's undefeated Florentino Fernandez scored an upset unanimous decision over seasoned Gaspar Ortega of Mexico, whom he floored twice in a nationally televised 10 rounder Friday night. Ortega went to his knees for a mandatory eight count in the 1st round and again fell before Fernandez' blows in the 4th round for a nine-count. Ortega's best round was the 6th." -United Press International

  • Working with MSG matchmaker Teddy Brenner, Promoter Chris Dundee offered welterweight champion Don Jordan $50,000 to defend his title in Miami Beach against the winner of the October rematch between Fernandez and Ortega. The title bout never materialized.

Scorecards (all for Fernandez)

  • Referee Cy Gottfried - 97-90
  • Judge Gus Jacobson - 97-91
  • Judge Fred Aaronson - 96-93
  • Unofficial UPI scorecard - 97-93 Fernandez