this is a great scrap. It happens right at the end of Basilio's career after the Fullmer losses. He shows that after the Fullmer loses he becomes a better technical boxer IMO and uses more variety in his punches. However he dosent have the same relentless aggresion and fights in spurts. Ortega was a tough Mexican who fought everyone at the weight and going by the commentary was always in a close exciting fight and beat Gavilan. He was very tall and awkward with a granite chin and a busy workrate. The fight was made at 155lbs, Ortega was 149lbs while Basilio was 159lbs :shock: The fight was a classic as Ortega made Basilio work in the early stages but Basilio still fought in spurts. It was very close the rounds were almost in seperable. By the midway point the fight was really warming up and soon Basilio started to put the pressure on like the old days and he really drove through gritting his teeth and turning back the clock. This fight was better than Gatti-Ward. It really is a forgotten classic, i recommend this to everyone. This is Basilios last great fight.