Kid Gavilan boxer

Kid Gavilan boxer
bouts
143
won
108
lost
30
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1943-06-05
Height
5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach
71″/180cm
Age
77
Born
1926-01-06
Death
2003-02-13
Nationality
Cuba

Gavilan was managed by Yamil Chade, a boxing manager (based in Puerto Rico) who also directed the careers of Wilfredo Gómez, Wilfred Benítez, Carlos De León and Félix Trinidad among others. He started as a professional boxer on the evening of June 5, 1943, when he beat Antonio Diaz by a decision in four rounds in Havana. His first ten bouts were in Havana, and then he had one in Cienfuegos, but soon he returned to Havana for three more wins. After 14 bouts, he left Cuba for his first fight abroad, and he beat Julio César Jimenez by a decision in 10 rounds in his first of three consecutive fights in Mexico City. It was there that he suffered his first defeat, at the hands of Carlos Macalara by a decision. They had an immediate rematch, this time in Havana, and Gavilan avenged that loss, winning by decision too. Gavilan had a record of 25 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw already when he had his first fight on American soil. This happened on November 1, 1946, when he beat Johnny Ryan by a knockout in five rounds at New York City.citation neededHe would split his time between the Eastern coast of the United States and Havana in 1947, a year in which he went 11-1-1 with 3 knockouts. However, by 1948 he had decided to stay in the United States indefinitely. That year, he met some very important fighters, like former world champion Ike Williams, who beat him by decision in ten, Tommy Bell, against whom Gavilan won by decision, Sugar Ray Robinson, who beat him by decision in ten, and Tony Pellone, with Gavilan obtaining a decision against Pellone.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1958-06-18 Yama Bahama WWLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Unanimous decision
1958-04-04 Ralph Jones DLLLLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
1958-02-19 Ralph Jones WDLLLL Carillon Hotel, Miami Beach LOST
Split-decision
1957-11-20 Walter Byars WWWLLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-10-22 Gaspar Ortega LWWLLW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles LOST
Split-decision
1957-07-31 Gaspar Ortega WWLWWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-06-17 Vince Martinez WWWWWL Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City LOST
Points
1957-04-24 Del Flanagan WLLWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul LOST
Unanimous decision
1957-02-26 Vince Martinez WLWWWW Armory, Newark LOST
Points
1956-12-20 Ramon Fuentes LWWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Split-decision
1956-12-04 Walter Byars WWWDWW Mechanics Building, Boston LOST
Split-decision
1956-11-13 Chico Vejar DLWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-10-13 Tony DeMarco LWLWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Unanimous decision
1956-08-18 Jimmy Beecham WWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Split-decision
1956-05-12 Louis Trochon WWLWLW Marseille DRAW
Points
1956-04-24 Peter Waterman WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Points
1956-03-29 Germinal Ballarin WWWWWW Palais des Sports, Paris LOST
Points
1956-02-07 Peter Waterman WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
Points
1955-12-03 Dogomar Martinez WWWWWW Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo LOST
Points
1955-09-03 Eduardo Lausse WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOST
Points
1955-08-13 Juan Bautista Burgues WDWWWW Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo WIN
KO
1955-07-24 Cirilo Gil WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Points
1955-06-02 Luigi Cemulini WLLWLL Arena, Santa Clara WIN
KO
1955-03-16 Bobby Dykes WLLLWW Miami Stadium, Miami LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-02-23 Hector Constance WDWWD Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-02-04 Ernie Durando LWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1954-10-20 Johnny Saxton WWLWWD Convention Hall, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-04-02 Bobo Olson WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Majority decision
1954-03-08 Livio Minelli LWLLWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-02-23 Johnny Cunningham LWLLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-11-13 Johnny Bratton WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-09-18 Carmen Basilio WWWWWD War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
1953-08-26 Ralph Jones WDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-07-15 Ramon Fuentes WWWWWW Arena, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-06-10 Italo Scortichini WWLLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-05-02 Danny Womber DLLLDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse LOST
Unanimous decision
1953-04-14 Livio Minelli WLLWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
1953-02-11 Chuck Davey DWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1953-01-21 Vic Cardell LWWWDL Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-01-13 Aman Peck LDLWLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-10-05 Billy Graham WWWDLW Gran Estadio de La Habana, Havana WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-09-13 Eduardo Lausse LWWWWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Points
1952-09-06 Rafael Merentino WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
1952-08-16 Mario Diaz WWWLWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Majority decision
1952-07-07 Gil Turner WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1952-05-28 Fitzie Pruden LWWLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis WIN
Technical knockout
1952-05-19 Ralph Zannelli WLLWLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-02-28 Don Williams LLWWDW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Split-decision
1952-02-04 Bobby Dykes WWWWWW Miami Stadium, Miami WIN
Split-decision
1951-12-14 Walter Cartier WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1951-11-28 Johnny Bratton WWWWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago DRAW
Points
1951-11-07 Tony Janiro LLLWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1951-10-04 Bobby Rosado WWWLLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1951-08-29 Billy Graham WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1951-07-16 Fitzie Pruden WWWWLW Arena, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-05-18 Johnny Bratton LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-04-20 Aldo Minelli WLLWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-03-30 Gene Hairston WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-03-10 Tommy Ciarlo DLLWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1951-02-19 Tommy Ciarlo LDLLWW Caracas WIN
Points
1951-01-26 Paddy Young LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1950-12-22 Joe Miceli LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1950-12-04 Tony Janiro WDWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-11-17 Billy Graham WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1950-10-30 Gene Hairston DWWWWW Watres Armory, Scranton LOST
Split-decision
1950-10-23 Tommy Ciarlo LLWLLL Arena, New Haven DRAW
Points
1950-08-16 Johnny Greco WLWWWL Delormier Stadium, Montreal WIN
KO
1950-07-13 Phil Burton LDLLLL Municipal Stadium, Omaha WIN
Points
1950-07-03 Sonny Horne LLLLLL Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1950-06-19 Bobby Mann LWLLLL Auditorium, Hartford WIN
Points
1950-06-08 Mike Koballa WLWLWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-05-26 Georgie Small LWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-05-08 George Costner WWWWLL Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Majority decision
1950-03-20 Robert Villemain WLWWWW Forum, Montreal LOST
Split-decision
1950-03-06 Otis Graham WLWDWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
1950-02-10 Billy Graham WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1949-12-17 Bobby Lee LLWWLW Gran Estadio de La Habana, Havana WIN
Points
1949-11-21 Laurent Dauthuille WWWWWW Forum, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-10-21 Lester Felton LWLWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Split-decision
1949-10-14 Beau Jack WLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-09-09 Rocky Castellani WWLWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-07-11 Sugar Ray Robinson DWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1949-06-07 Cliff Hart LWWWLW MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1949-05-02 Al Priest LLLLWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-04-01 Ike Williams WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-01-28 Ike Williams WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1948-12-11 Abdeslam ben Buker DWDDWD Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1948-11-12 Tony Pellone WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-10-21 Vinnie Rossano DWDLLL Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1948-09-23 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Unanimous decision
1948-08-12 Buster Tyler WWDLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-07-22 Roman Alvarez LLLWLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-05-28 Rocco Rossano LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1948-04-26 Tommy Bell DWWLLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
1948-04-13 Doug Ratford LLWDDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1948-02-27 Ike Williams WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1948-02-13 Vinnie Rossano LWDWDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-01-23 Joe Curcio WLWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1948-01-12 Gene Burton WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1947-12-29 Buster Tyler WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1947-11-03 Bee Bee Wright WWWWWD Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1947-10-23 Billy Nixon WWWWWW Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1947-09-18 Billy Justine LWLWDL Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1947-09-15 Charley Milan LWWDWL Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1947-09-02 Doug Ratford WLWDLL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark LOST
Points
1947-08-18 Bobby Lee WWLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1947-08-11 Charley Williams WWWWWL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
1947-04-26 Vince Gambill WLWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1947-03-12 Nick Moran LLWLLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1947-02-22 Baby Coullimber WWWLWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1947-02-08 Jose Garcia Alvarez LLWLWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1947-01-25 Julio Pedroso LWLDDW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-12-13 Johnny Williams WDLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1946-12-02 Johnny Williams LWDLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-11-01 Johnny Ryan LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1946-09-07 Hankin Barrows WWDWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-08-24 Jack Larrimore DLLLLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1946-08-03 Hankin Barrows LWWDWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1946-06-22 Chico Varona WDWWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-05-04 Tony Mar WWWLWL Plaza de Toros La Condesa, Mexico City LOST
Points
1946-03-09 Santiago Sosa WLWDWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-03-02 Jose Zorilla Bayamo WIN
KO
1946-02-09 Kid Bururu WLLDWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1946-01-26 Kid Bururu LWLLDW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-11-17 Johnny Suarez WWWWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-11-03 Carlos Malacara WWWLWD Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-09-22 Carlos Malacara DWWWWL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City LOST
Points
1945-09-08 Pedro Ortega DLLDLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
KO
1945-08-11 Julio Cesar Jimenez WWLLDW Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1945-07-07 Joe Pedroso LWLWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1945-06-23 Pedro Ortega WWDLLD Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-05-26 Julio Cesar Jimenez WLWWWL Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-05-13 Kid Bebo LWD Cienfuegos WIN
KO
1945-04-21 Santiago Sosa LWLLLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
KO
1945-03-10 Joe Pedroso WLWLWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1945-02-10 Bombon Oriental WWWWLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1944-12-23 Miguel Acevedo WLDLWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1944-11-25 Bombon Oriental LWWWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Points
1944-10-01 Juan Villalba LLLLLW Palacio de Deportes, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1943-09-11 Sergio Prieto DLW Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Technical knockout
1943-08-07 Nanito Kid Dustet LLLLLW Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Points
1943-06-12 Bartolo Molina LW Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Points
1943-06-05 Antonio Diaz Arena Cristal, Havana WIN
Points