Ismael Laguna vs Vicente Saldivar

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Ismael Laguna vs Vicente Saldivar
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Date: 
Monday, June 1, 1964
Location: 
Plaza de Toros, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Referee: 
Ray Solis

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"Mexican champion Vicente Saldivar upset the world's No. 1 featherweight contender Ismael Laguna of Panama Monday night at the downtown bullring. Saldivar, 127 1/2, forced the action through most of the rounds to offset the superior boxing of the 129 lb. Laguna. Some 12,000 fans applauded the unanimous decision of referee Ray Solis and judges Carlos Scheilinger and Francisco Mulback." -United Press International

Unofficial UPI scorecard - 5-4-1 Saldivar

"One of the great ring robberies of the season took place Monday night in Tijuana. The record books will say that Mexico's Vicente Saldivar defeated Ismael Laguna, but don't you ever believe it. Laguna, the No. 1 featherweight contender from Panama, made only one mistake all evening. He showed up. There were 10,000 fans jammed into the bullring, and you immediately got the feeling Laguna would be fortunate to escape with his life. The referee started warning and badgering Laguna even before the handshake. Several of us from Los Angeles, including promoter George Parnassus and Charlie Casa, manager of No. 2 Don Johnson, were on hand scouting Laguna with the thought he would soon be coming to town to meet Johnson at the Olympic. Now, it appears it will be Saldivar and Johnson, but that doesn't exactly erase the injustice to Laguna." -The L.A. Times

Post fight comment

"I learned one thing. Johnson will never fight in Mexico. They wanted us to meet Saldivar in Mexico City, but I might as well just take the purse and mail them the loss. Why bother fighting? You can't get the decision." -Charlie Casas, manager of Don Johnson




Fan Cards: Ismael Laguna vs Vicente Saldivar


scorecard by PHILLYPHAN69
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ISMAEL LAGUNA
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
95
VICENTE SALDIVAR
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
96


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PhillyPhan69's picture

Brilliant fight between 2 greats with contrasting styles.