1983.- SInside the ring of the ancient Olympic Auditorium of Los Angeles, California, Mexican/American Carlos Palomino, the WBC welterweight Champion defeated Armando Muñiz via UD. The Referee was Rudy Ortega. The Judges were, John Thomas and Frank Rustich.
1943.-Manuel Ortiz, considered by many as a brilliant bantamweight Champion, defeated Joe Robleto by unanimous decision in 15 rounds. The bout took place at the Municipality Auditorium of Long Beach, California. The Referee was Benny Whitman. Manuel fought 131 times, winning 54 by KO, with three draws and 28 defeats. He was only stopped once.
1951.-Jimmy Carter became lightweight world Champion defeating Ike Williams by TKO in 14 rounds. Ike had been the firm pre fight favorite. The bout was staged at Madison Square Garden in New York. The third manin the ring was the former featherweight champion, Petey Scalzo. The defeat Williams suffered passed into history and was duly noted, as he had been a prestige fighter since 1945. .
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