August 15, 2020

A day like today, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde defeated Sandy Saddler

A day like today, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde defeated Sandy Saddler

A day like today, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde defeated Sandy Saddler

July 20th, 1955 – Filipino idol and one of the greatest fighters his country’s ever produced, southpaw Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, defeated lanky American Sandy Saddler the world featherweight Champion by unanimous decision in 10 rounds, in a nontitle bout. The memorable action took place at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. The event was presented by flamboyant promoter Lope Sarreat. The third man in that ring was Jack Sullivan.