July 20th, 1955
Filipino idol and one of the greatest fighters his country’s every produced, southpaw Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, defeated lanky American Sandy Saddler the world featherweight Champion by unanimous decision in 10 rounds, in a non title bout. The memorable action took place at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. The event was presented by flamboyant promoter Lope Sarreat. The third man in that ring was Jack Sullivan.