CARLOS ORTIZ (champion) vs. ISMAEL LAGUNA (former champion)
WORLD’S LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
August 16, 1967
Shea Stadium – Queens, NY
1967-08-16 Carlos Ortiz w pts 15 Ismael Laguna, Shea Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA – WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Scorecards: 10-4, 11-3, 10-4.
Dominating much of the fight despite being cut over both eyes, Ortiz (135) showed his experience by only fighting when he had to while countering to perfection. When Laguna (135) did come forward he was often discouraged by hooks and uppercuts, almost being floored on several occasions. The last five rounds saw Ortiz going all out for the kayo, but the fast-moving Laguna, holding when he had to, avoided all of his efforts and deservedly made it to the final bell.
On offer is the rare original one sheet onsite poster of this 15 round Lightweight Championship fight from the historic Shea Stadium in New York City. Features outstanding deep, bold colors and brilliant oval photographs of the two combatants. It is in beautiful condition, measures 41 inches x 28 inches and has been professionally linen backed, ready to frame.