Jose Torres Stops Willie Pastrano and Wins Title This Day March 30, 1965
- Willie Pastrano 174½ lbs
- Jose Torres 171¼ lbs
- TKO at 3:00 in round 9 of 15
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Johnny LoBianco
- WBA & WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship (3rd defense by Pastrano)
Before the Pastrano-Torres fight, Emile Griffith defeated Jose Stable by a 15-round unanimous decision to successfully defend the World Welterweight Championship. This was the first championship double header in the history of Madison Square Garden.
A crowd of 18,112 produced a Madison Square Garden record gate of $239,556. The former mark of $216,497 was paid by 18,914 fans for Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott on December 5, 1947.
Pastrano collected a $100,000 guarantee plus 30 percent of the gate and theater television. Torres received a flat $10,000.