Gaspar Ortega VS Carmen Basilio

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  1. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond The Dionysian Destroyer Full Member

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    Garunteed punch fest!

    Who wins this match of brawlers with very underrated skills?

    My money is on...
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Basilio, was just a bit better imo.

    Helluva fight tho
     
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I agree it would be a fun slugfest!
    I agree Basilio would get the better of it!
     
  4. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    The question already has been answered conclusively. Carmen won a 10-round decision over Gaspar on January 7, 1961.
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    This version is incomplete, however.
     
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  5. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I just rewatched/rescored this a month or so ago. I agree in part that this has largely been answered but would just point out that this was a 10 rounder (not a blowout) and Basilio would receive a 30 day suspension for coming in over the weight limit by 4.5 lbs. I don’t think the outcome would change, but not sure it gives a definitive answer.
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  6. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    Good point, certainly Carmen was a little bit over the hill and probably would have been sharper a few years earlier at 147, but then Ortega had been around for a while also.
     
  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond The Dionysian Destroyer Full Member

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    Damn. Thanks for telling me
     
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  8. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's a good fight!
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    It's a Basilio fight, of course it's a good one
     
  10. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was also thinking it’s an Ortega fight, of course it’s a good one...maybe we can both be right lol!
     


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