Carlos Ortiz vs. Johnny Bizzarro

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Carlos Ortiz 135 lbs beat Johnny Bizzarro 134 lbs by TKO in round 12 of 15

  • Date: 1966-06-20
  • Location: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Referee: Buck McTiernan
  • Judge: 51-49

"Carlos Ortiz made a short talk Monday night at the Civic Arena after he stopped Johnny Bizzarro on a TKO in the 12th round of his latest lightweight title defense. Referee John (Buck) McTiernan stepped between the two men when the challenger from Erie, Pa., came up wobbly after taking a mandatory eight count. Bizzarro had been shaken up with several punches before he finally went down. Ortiz held a narrow lead on the three official cards with Ortiz coming on." -Associated Press

  • Unofficial AP scorecard (through 11 completed rounds) - 51-51 Even
  • Attendance - 4,204
  • Gate - $31,000
  • Purses - Ortiz - $41,000 plus 50% of TV monies from 60 stations (est. at $7,500). Bizzarro - $3,850
  • Estimated promotional loss - $21,000

Post fight comments

  • "I knew I would catch up with him. I had him hurt with body punches. The referee did the right thing to stop it." -Carlos Ortiz
  • "I think he could have let us go a little longer." -Johnny Bizzarro
  • "He was standing there with his hands down. I had to stop it." -Referee Buck McTiernan