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Manuel Ortiz Record

Total Fights131
Title Wins6
Title Defenses19
Title-Fight KOs11
KO Wins54
KO Losses1
Manuel Ortiz Record & Stats
Corona, California, United States
Jul 2, 1916
May 31, 1970 (53 years)
Feb 25, 1938
Title Fights
54 (41.2%)
165 cm
168 cm
Ape Index
3 cm
Last Fight
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Manuel Ortiz' Record
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      What is Manuel Ortiz' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and nine months, Manuel Ortiz fought 131 times with 100 wins, 28 losses, and 3 draws.

      Ortiz retired from professional boxing with a record of 100-28-3, which included six bantamweight world-title wins and 19 successful title defense fights. He had a 41.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 54 of his total 131 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Ortiz' career was a 8th round TKO loss to Manny Ortega, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 10 round PTS defeat to Enrique Esqueda on December 10, 1955.

      Some of Ortiz' best fights and notable victories include wins over Lou Salica, Lupe Cordoza, Joe Robleto, Leonardo Lopez, Luis Castillo, Kenny Lindsay, and Jackie Jurich.

      131Dec 10, 195539Enrique EsquedaLossPTS
      130Aug 16, 195539Papelero SanchezWinKO3
      129Jul 22, 195539Memo ValeroWinKO3
      128Jun 10, 195538Manuel HernandezWinKO4
      127Mar 13, 195336Manuel HernandezWinTKO6
      126Sep 3, 195135Eddie ChavezLossUD
      125Jul 17, 195135Jackie GravesLossUD
      124Jun 2, 195134Tirso Del RosarioLossPTS
      123Mar 3, 195134Bonnie EspinosaWinKO8
      122Jan 26, 195134Lauro SalasLossMD
      121Dec 5, 195034Eddie ChavezLossSD
      120Nov 10, 195034Jackie McCoyWinUD
      119May 31, 195033Vic ToweelLoss *PTS
      118Mar 7, 195033Harold DadeWinSD
      117Nov 14, 194933Theo MedinaWinPTS
      116Oct 26, 194933Jackie PatersonWinPTS
      115Oct 3, 194933Ronnie ClaytonLossPTS
      114Aug 29, 194933Jimmy CooperLossMD
      113Jul 23, 194933Tony VazquezWinKO4
      112Jul 16, 194933Memo ValeroWinKO7
      111Jul 9, 194933Leonardo LopezWinKO5
      110Jun 29, 194932Beto CarvajalWinPTS
      109Jun 25, 194932Beto CouaryLossPTS
      108May 20, 194932Pinky PeraltaWinTKO5
      107May 15, 194932Baby MickeyWinKO5
      106Apr 26, 194932Lauro SalasWinUD
      105Mar 29, 194932Henry DavisLossUD
      104Mar 1, 194932Dado MarinoWin *UD
      103Jan 1, 194932Jose CardenasWinUD
      102Dec 14, 194832Maxie DocusenLossUD
      101Oct 29, 194832Buddy JacklichWinKO8
      100Sep 28, 194832Lauro SalasLossUD
      99Jul 4, 194832Memo ValeroWin *KO8
      98May 25, 194831Henry DavisWinSD
      97Apr 27, 194831Joey DolanWinRTD6
      96Dec 20, 194731Tirso Del RosarioWin *PTS
      95Oct 15, 194731Manny OrtegaLossTKO8
      94May 30, 194730David Kui Kong YoungWin *SD
      93Mar 11, 194730Harold DadeWin *UD
      92Jan 6, 194730Harold DadeLoss *UD
      91Oct 22, 194630Carlos ChavezLossUD
      90Jul 12, 194630David Kui Kong YoungWinKO7
      89Jun 10, 194629Jackie JurichWin *KO11
      88May 22, 194629Kenny LindsayWin *KO5
      87Apr 22, 194629Horace LeftwichWinUD
      86Mar 19, 194629Carlos ChávezDrawPTS
      85Feb 25, 194629Luis CastilloWin *KO13
      84Feb 15, 194629Eli GolindoWinTKO4
      83Nov 20, 194529Proctor HeinholdWinPTS
      82Nov 12, 194529Jose AndreasWinUD
      81Nov 2, 194529Horace LeftwichWinPTS
      80Jan 26, 194528Bert WhiteWinKO7
      79Jan 12, 194528Jose GonzalezWinMD
      78Nov 22, 194428Lorenzo SaforaWinPTS
      77Nov 14, 194428Luis CastilloWin *TKO9
      76Sep 30, 194428Carlos ChávezWinSD
      75Sep 12, 194428Luis CastilloWin *TKO4
      74Aug 29, 194428Enrique BolanosWinTKO6
      73Jul 17, 194428Willie PepLossUD
      72Jun 29, 194427Larry BolvinWinUD
      71May 19, 194427Pee Wee LewisWinTKO9
      70Apr 4, 194427Tony OliveraWin *UD
      69Mar 14, 194427Ernesto AguilarWin *UD
      68Nov 23, 194327Benny GoldbergWin *UD
      67Oct 1, 194327Leonardo LopezWin *KO4
      66Sep 4, 194327Fillo GonzalezWinKO5
      65Aug 13, 194327Leonardo LopezWinUD
      64Jul 12, 194327Joe RobletoWin *TKO7
      63Jun 25, 194326Tony OliveraWinTKO7
      62May 26, 194326Joe RobletoWin *UD
      61Apr 28, 194326Lupe CordozaWin *KO6
      60Apr 16, 194326Joe RobletoWinPTS
      59Apr 2, 194326Pedro RamirezWinKO6
      58Mar 10, 194326Lou SalicaWin *TKO11
      57Jan 27, 194326George FreitasWin *TKO10
      56Jan 1, 194326Kenny LindsayWin *UD
      55Oct 30, 194226Nat CorumWinTKO6
      54Oct 9, 194226Nat CorumWinPTS
      53Sep 25, 194226Bobby CarrollWinKO5
      52Aug 7, 194226Lou SalicaWin *UD
      51Jul 3, 194226Elwood RomeroWinTKO6
      50May 30, 194225Leonardo LopezWinTKO10
      49May 8, 194225Kenny LindsayWinKO6
      48Mar 6, 194225Little PanchoWinKO7
      47Jan 2, 194225Tony OliveraWinMD
      46Nov 21, 194125Johnny GradyWinPTS
      45Nov 7, 194125Donnie MaesWinSD
      44Aug 8, 194125Tony OliveraLossPTS
      43Jun 6, 194124Lou TransparentiWinKO7
      42May 14, 194124Chucho LlanesWinPTS
      41May 9, 194124Carlos ChávezWinPTS
      40Apr 4, 194124Carlos ChávezDrawPTS
      39Mar 14, 194124Lupe CordozaWinTKO8
      38Feb 11, 194124Joe RobletoWinTKO6
      37Jan 10, 194124Rush DalmaWinKO3
      36Oct 26, 194024Carlos ManzanoWinKO6
      35Oct 10, 194024Panchito VillaWinTKO7
      34May 18, 194023Panchito VillaLossPTS
      33Apr 20, 194023Panchito VillaWinPTS
      32Apr 5, 194023Jackie JurichWinTKO9
      31Mar 21, 194023Andy VasquezWinTKO5
      30Jan 30, 194023Little DadoDrawPTS
      29Dec 14, 193923Elwood RomeroWinPTS
      28Dec 5, 193923Cyril JosephWinKO5
      27Oct 24, 193923Horace MannWinPTS
      26Oct 17, 193923Donnie MaesLossPTS
      25Sep 15, 193923Lou SalicaLossPTS
      24Aug 8, 193923Bobby LeyvasLossPTS
      23Jun 9, 193922Jackie JurichLossPTS
      22May 4, 193922Sammy LaPorteWinTKO7
      21Apr 11, 193922Tommy CobbWinPTS
      20Mar 14, 193922Jackie JurichWinTKO7
      19Jan 2, 193922Small MontanaLossPTS
      18Dec 6, 193822Bernie ReyesWinPTS
      17Nov 8, 193822David Kui Kong YoungLossPTS
      16Oct 21, 193822Richie LemosWinPTS
      15Sep 30, 193822Richie LemosWinPTS
      14Sep 23, 193822Kent MartinezWinKO1
      13Aug 15, 193822Tony NavarroWinKO3
      12Aug 5, 193822Benny GoldbergLossPTS
      11Jul 5, 193822Pablo DanoLossPTS
      10Jun 27, 193821Reuben AyonWinTKO5
      9Jun 24, 193821Frenchy SavidanWinPTS
      8Jun 6, 193821Joe RickeyWinTKO3
      7Jun 3, 193821Sammy LaPorteWinPTS
      6May 17, 193821Santos HugoWinTKO4
      5May 3, 193821General PadillaWinTKO4
      4Apr 14, 193821Serio MendozaWinPTS
      3Mar 25, 193821Frenchy SavidanWinPTS
      2Mar 11, 193821Tony NavarroWinPTS
      1Feb 25, 193821Benny GoldbergLossPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Manuel Ortiz was an American professional boxer. He was born in Corona, California, United States on July 2, 1916. He was a bantamweight world champion. He died on May 31, 1970 at the age of 53 years. Ortiz was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1996. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1938 to 1955.

      Ortiz made his professional boxing debut against Benny Goldberg at the age of 21 on February 25, 1938, losing to Goldberg via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 9 consecutive fights after this loss, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on August 7, 1942 after 51 professional fights, against Lou Salica for the bantamweight NBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Salica via 12 round unanimous decision to become the bantamweight champion of the world.

      Manuel Ortiz was a one-time unified bantamweight world champion, and won two world titles at bantamweight. For all the details about Ortiz' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Ortiz had a total of 28 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Enrique Esqueda at 39 years of age, on December 10, 1955. Ortiz lost the fight via 10 round PTS.


      Ortiz had a total of 23 world-title fights, which includes winning six world titles and 19 successful title defenses. He won 21 of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Manuel Ortiz fought for bantamweight world titles in three fights and won all three of them, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won two bantamweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 11, 1947Harold DadeBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Mar 10, 1943^Lou SalicaBantamweightNYSAC*TKO
      Aug 7, 1942Lou SalicaBantamweightNBA, The RingUD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Manuel Ortiz had 21 bantamweight world-title defense fights. He won 19 of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 1, 1949Dado MarinoBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Jul 4, 1948Memo ValeroBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Dec 20, 1947Tirso Del RosarioBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingPTS
      May 30, 1947David Kui Kong YoungBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingSD
      Jun 10, 1946Jackie JurichBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      May 22, 1946Kenny LindsayBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Feb 25, 1946Luis CastilloBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Nov 14, 1944Luis CastilloBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO
      Sep 12, 1944Luis CastilloBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO
      Apr 4, 1944Tony OliveraBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Mar 14, 1944Ernesto AguilarBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Nov 23, 1943Benny GoldbergBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Oct 1, 1943Leonardo LopezBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Jul 12, 1943Joe RobletoBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO
      May 26, 1943Joe RobletoBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Apr 28, 1943Lupe CordozaBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Mar 10, 1943^Lou SalicaBantamweightNBA, The RingTKO
      Jan 27, 1943George FreitasBantamweightNBA, The RingTKO
      Jan 1, 1943Kenny LindsayBantamweightNBA, The RingUD
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Manuel Ortiz lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of six titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 31, 1950Vic ToweelBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingPTS
      Jan 6, 1947Harold DadeBantamweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD


      Ortiz fought a total of 131 times during his professional career, which includes 23 world-title fights at the bantamweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These 11 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 7, 1942: Ortiz wins his first world titles by defeating Lou Salica via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the NBA and The Ring bantamweight world champion.

      • March 10, 1943: Ortiz becomes a unified bantamweight world champion by beating Lou Salica via 11th round TKO. He now holds the NBA, The Ring, and NYSAC bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • April 28, 1943: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Lupe Cordoza, winning the fight via 6th round KO.

      • July 12, 1943: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Joe Robleto, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.

      • October 1, 1943: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Leonardo Lopez, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • September 12, 1944: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Luis Castillo, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • November 14, 1944: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Luis Castillo, winning the fight via 9th round TKO.

      • May 22, 1946: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Kenny Lindsay, winning the fight via 5th round KO.

      • June 10, 1946: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Jackie Jurich, winning the fight via 11th round KO.

      • March 11, 1947: Ortiz wins the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles from Harold Dade, by beating Dade via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • July 4, 1948: Ortiz successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring bantamweight titles against Memo Valero, winning the fight via 8th round KO.


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