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Kid Gavilan

"The Cuban Hawk"

107-30-6 / 28 KO

Welterweight Champion

Bolo-punching thrill machine shattered Gil Turner's title hopes in their legendary 1952 meeting. Lost welter crown by scandalous verdict to Johnny Saxton two years later.

Born: 01/06/26  -  Died: 02/13/03

 
 
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Active 1943 to 1958 - Fought in Philly 9 times going 6-3

 

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