1959 and 1960 Programs for Jose Becerra vs. Alphonse Halimi Bantamweight Title Fights.
Lot 251. 1959 and 1960 Programs for Jose Becerra vs. Alphonse Halimi Bantamweight Title Fights. In their first meeting, on July 8, 1959 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Becerra took the bantamweight championship from Halimi by knocking him out in the eighth round. When they met again, on Feb. 4, 1960 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Halimi failed to make it through the second round. Becerra successfully defended his title one more time. On Aug. 30, 1960, in a non-title fight, club fighter Eloy Sanchez stopped Becerra in the eighth round. The champion was so disgusted that, at the age of 24, he retired. Both programs have 16 pages. The 1959 program is vg+, and the 1960, ex+. In the 1960 program, Carlos Ortiz and Raymundo “Battling” Torres are also featured, in a junior welterweight championship event. A 10th-round knockout enabled Ortiz to retain his title. Winning Bid $20.