Kid Gavilán

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Kid Gavilán
Born
Gerardo González

(1926-01-06)January 6, 1926
Camaguey, Cuba
DiedFebruary 13, 2003(2003-02-13) (aged 77)
Other namesKid Gavilán
The Cuban Hawk
Statistics
Weight(s)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights143
Wins108
Wins by KO28
Losses30
Draws5

Gerardo González (January 6, 1926 – February 13, 2003), better known in the boxing world as Kid Gavilan, was a Cuban boxer. Gavilán was the former undisputed world welterweight champion from 1951 to 1954 having simultaneously held the NYSAC, WBA, and The Ring welterweight titles. The Boxing Writers Association of America named him Fighter of the Year in 1953. Gavilán was voted by The Ring magazine as the 26th greatest fighter of the last 80 years. Gavilán was a 1966 inductee to The Ring magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame (disbanded in 1987), and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1990.

Early career

Gavilan was managed by Yamil Chade, a boxing manager (based in Puerto Rico) who directed the careers of Wilfredo Gómez, Wilfred Benítez, Carlos De León and Félix Trinidad . 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 10 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 needed]

Move to the United States

He 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.

After beating Williams twice by decision, he met Robinson with Robinson's world Welterweight title on the line. He lost his first title try, when Robinson won a decision in 15 rounds. Back to the drawing board, he beat Rocky Castellani, the then lightweight world champion Beau Jack, and Laurent Dauthuille (the latter of whom fought Gavilan in Montreal, Quebec). All of them were beaten by decision in 10. In 1950, he went 10-4-1, beating Billy Graham, Sonny Horne, Robert Villemain, Eugene Hairston, and Tony Janiro among others.[citation needed]

World champion

In 1951 after beating Tommy Ciarlo twice, once in Caracas, Venezuela, and Hairston once again, he finally became a world champion when he beat Johnny Bratton for the world Welterweight title by a decision in 15 on May 18. He defended that title for the first time against Graham, winning by a decision, and promptly made four non-title bouts before the end of the year, including another win over Janiro and a draw in ten with Bratton.[citation needed]

In 1952 he defended the title with success against Bobby Dykes, Gil Turner, and with Graham in a third encounter between the two. All those fights were won by decision in 15. He also had five non-title bouts, including three that were a part of an Argentinian tour. His third fight with Graham was his first world title defense in Havana and his fight with Dykes marked the first time that a black man and a white man had a boxing fight in then-segregated Miami, Florida. In 1953, Gavilan retained the title by a knockout in ten against Chuck Davey, by a decision in 15 against Carmen Basilio and by a decision in 15 against Bratton. He had seven non-title bouts, losing to Danny Womber, but beating Ralph Tiger Jones. In 1954 Gavilan went up in weight. After two more points wins, he challenged world Middleweight champion Bobo Olson for the world title, but lost a decision in 15. Then, he went down in weight, and lost his world Welterweight championship, by a decision in 15 to Johnny Saxton. That same year, he appeared on a Telemundo Puerto Rico poster that promoted that country's first television transmission.[citation needed]

Personal life

Gavilan's wife, Leonor, gave birth to their daughters, Elena 1950,Victoria 1954, and son Gerardo in 1953. After retiring from boxing Gavilán became one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was jailed under the Castro regime for preaching. In the 1980s he made a living selling sausages in Chicago.

Later career and retirement

From that point until 1958, when he retired, he had a career of ups and downs. He lost to Dykes, Jones, Eduardo Lausse, former world champion Tony DeMarco, Vince Martinez and Gaspar Ortega, but he also beat Ortega, Jones and Chico Vejar, among others. After losing to Yama Bahama by decision in ten on June 18, 1958, he never fought again, announcing his retirement on September 11 of that year. Gavilan was never knocked out in his professional career. He had a record of 107 wins, 30 losses and 6 draws, with one no contest and 27 wins by knockout in a career that spanned 143 professional fights.

Death

Gavilan died in Miami, Florida of a heart attack at age 77.

Professional boxing record

143 fights 108 wins 30 losses
By knockout 28 0
By decision 80 30
Draws 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
143 Loss 108–30–5 Yama Bahama UD 10 Jun 18, 1958 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
142 Win 108–29–5 Ralph Jones SD 10 Apr 4, 1958 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
141 Loss 107–29–5 Ralph Jones SD 10 Feb 19, 1958 Carillon Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
140 Win 107–28–5 Walter Byars UD 10 Nov 20, 1957 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
139 Loss 106–28–5 Gaspar Ortega SD 12 Oct 22, 1957 Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
138 Win 106–27–5 Gaspar Ortega UD 10 Jul 31, 1957 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
137 Loss 105–27–5 Vince Martinez PTS 10 Jun 17, 1957 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
136 Loss 105–26–5 Del Flanagan UD 10 Apr 24, 1957 Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
135 Loss 105–25–5 Vince Martinez PTS 10 Feb 26, 1957 Armory, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
134 Loss 105–24–5 Ramon Fuentes SD 10 Dec 20, 1956 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
133 Loss 105–23–5 Walter Byars SD 10 Dec 4, 1956 Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
132 Win 105–22–5 Chico Vejar UD 10 Nov 13, 1956 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
131 Loss 104–22–5 Tony DeMarco UD 10 Oct 13, 1956 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
130 Win 104–21–5 Jimmy Beecham SD 10 Aug 28, 1956 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
129 Draw 103–21–5 Louis Trochon PTS 10 May 12, 1956 Palais des Sports, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
128 Win 103–21–4 Peter Waterman PTS 10 Apr 24, 1956 Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, England
127 Loss 102–21–4 Germinal Ballarin PTS 10 Mar 29, 1956 Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
126 Loss 102–20–4 Peter Waterman PTS 10 Feb 7, 1956 Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, England
125 Loss 102–19–4 Dogomar Martinez PTS 10 Dec 3, 1955 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
124 Loss 102–18–4 Eduardo Lausse PTS 12 Sep 3, 1955 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
123 Win 102–17–4 Juan Bautista Burgues KO 7 (10) Aug 13, 1955 Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay
122 Win 101–17–4 Cirilo Gil PTS 10 Jul 24, 1955 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
121 Win 100–17–4 Luigi Cemulini KO 3 (10) Jun 2, 1955 Arena, Santa Clara, Cuba
120 Loss 99–17–4 Bobby Dykes UD 10 Mar 16, 1955 Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S.
119 Loss 99–16–4 Hector Constance UD 10 Feb 23, 1955 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
118 Win 99–15–4 Ernie Durando SD 10 Feb 4, 1955 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
117 Loss 98–15–4 Johnny Saxton UD 15 Oct 20, 1954 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
116 Loss 98–14–4 Bobo Olson MD 15 Apr 2, 1954 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring middleweight titles
115 Win 98–13–4 Livio Minelli UD 10 Mar 8, 1954 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
114 Win 97–13–4 Johnny Cunningham UD 10 Feb 23, 1954 Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
113 Win 96–13–4 Johnny Bratton UD 15 Nov 13, 1953 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
112 Win 95–13–4 Carmen Basilio SD 15 Sep 18, 1953 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
111 Win 94–13–4 Ralph Jones UD 10 Aug 26, 1953 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 93–13–4 Ramon Fuentes UD 10 Jul 15, 1953 Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
109 Win 92–13–4 Italo Scortichini UD 10 Jun 10, 1953 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
108 Loss 91–13–4 Danny Womber UD 10 May 2, 1953 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
107 Win 91–12–4 Livio Minelli SD 10 Apr 14, 1953 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
106 Win 90–12–4 Chuck Davey TKO 10 (15) Feb 11, 1953 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
105 Win 89–12–4 Vic Cardell UD 10 Jan 21, 1953 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S.
104 Win 88–12–4 Aman Peck UD 10 Jan 13, 1953 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
103 Win 87–12–4 Billy Graham UD 15 Oct 5, 1952 Gran Estadio de La Habana, Havana, Cuba Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
102 Win 86–12–4 Eduardo Lausse PTS 10 Sep 13, 1952 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
101 Win 85–12–4 Rafael Merentino TKO 9 (12) Sep 6, 1952 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
100 Win 84–12–4 Mario Diaz MD 10 Aug 16, 1952 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
99 Win 83–12–4 Gil Turner TKO 11 (15) Jul 7, 1952 Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
98 Win 82–12–4 Fritzie Pruden TKO 6 (10) May 28, 1952 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
97 Win 81–12–4 Ralph Zannelli UD 10 May 19, 1952 Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S>
96 Win 80–12–4 Don Williams SD 10 Feb 28, 1952 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
95 Win 79–12–4 Bobby Dykes SD 15 Feb 4, 1952 Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
94 Win 78–12–4 Walter Cartier TKO 10 (10) Dec 14, 1951 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Draw 77–12–4 Johnny Bratton PTS 10 Nov 28, 1951 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
92 Win 77–12–3 Tony Janiro TKO 4 (10) Nov 7, 1951 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
91 Win 76–12–3 Bobby Rosado KO 7 (10) Oct 4, 1951 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
90 Win 75–12–3 Billy Graham SD 15 Aug 29, 1951 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles
89 Win 74–12–3 Fritzie Pruden UD 10 Jul 16, 1951 Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
88 Win 73–12–3 Johnny Bratton UD 15 May 18, 1951 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NBA, vacant NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles
87 Win 72–12–3 Aldo Minelli UD 10 Apr 20, 1951 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
86 Win 71–12–3 Gene Hairston UD 10 Mar 30, 1951 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
85 Win 70–12–3 Tommy Ciarlo TKO 8 (10) Mar 10, 1951 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
84 Win 69–12–3 Tommy Ciarlo PTS 10 Feb 19, 1951 Caracas, Venezuela
83 Win 68–12–3 Paddy Young MD 10 Jan 26, 1951 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
82 Win 67–12–3 Joe Miceli SD 10 Dec 22, 1950 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
81 Win 66–12–3 Tony Janiro UD 10 Dec 4, 1950 Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
80 Win 65–12–3 Billy Graham MD 10 Nov 17, 1950 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
79 Loss 64–12–3 Gene Hairston SD 10 Oct 30, 1950 Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
78 Draw 64–11–3 Tommy Ciarlo PTS 10 Oct 23, 1950 Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
77 Win 64–11–2 Johnny Greco KO 6 (10) Aug 16, 1950 Municipal Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
76 Win 63–11–2 Phil Burton PTS 10 Jul 13, 1950 Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
75 Win 62–11–2 Sonny Horne PTS 10 Jul 3, 1950 Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 61–11–2 Bobby Mann PTS 10 Jun 19, 1950 Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
73 Win 60–11–2 Mike Koballa UD 10 Jun 8, 1950 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
72 Win 59–11–2 Georgie Small UD 10 May 26, 1950 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Loss 58–11–2 George Costner MD 10 May 8, 1950 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
70 Loss 58–10–2 Robert Villemain SD 10 Mar 20, 1950 Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
69 Win 58–9–2 Otis Graham SD 10 Mar 6, 1950 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
68 Loss 57–9–2 Billy Graham SD 10 Feb 10, 1950 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
67 Win 57–8–2 Bobby Lee PTS 10 Dec 17, 1949 Gran Estadio de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
66 Win 56–8–2 Laurent Dauthuille UD 10 Nov 21, 1949 Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
65 Loss 55–8–2 Lester Felton SD 10 Oct 21, 1949 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
64 Win 55–7–2 Beau Jack UD 10 Oct 14, 1949 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63 Win 54–7–2 Rocky Castellani UD 10 Sep 9, 1949 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
62 Loss 53–7–2 Sugar Ray Robinson UD 15 Jul 11, 1949 Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA and The Ring welterweight titles
61 Win 53–6–2 Cliff Hart TKO 2 (10) Jun 2, 1949 MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
60 Win 52–6–2 Al Priest UD 10 May 2, 1949 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
59 Win 51–6–2 Ike Williams UD 10 Apr 1, 1949 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 50–6–2 Ike Williams MD 10 Jan 28, 1949 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 49–6–2 Abdeslam ben Buker PTS 10 Dec 11, 1948 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
56 Win 48–6–2 Tony Pellone UD 10 Nov 12, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
55 Win 47–6–2 Vinnie Rossano TKO 6 (10) Oct 21, 1948 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
54 Loss 46–6–2 Sugar Ray Robinson UD 10 Sep 23, 1948 Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
53 Win 46–5–2 Buster Tyler UD 10 Aug 12, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Win 45–5–2 Roman Alvarez UD 10 Jul 22, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
51 Win 44–5–2 Rocco Rossano KO 1 (10) May 28, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
50 Win 43–5–2 Tommy Bell SD 10 Apr 26, 1948 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
49 Loss 42–5–2 Doug Ratford UD 10 Apr 13, 1948 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Loss 42–4–2 Ike Williams UD 10 Feb 27, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
47 Win 42–3–2 Vinnie Rossano UD 10 Feb 13, 1948 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 41–3–2 Joe Curcio TKO 2 (10) Jan 23, 1948 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
45 Draw 40–3–2 Gene Burton PTS 10 Jan 12, 1948 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Draw 40–3–1 Buster Tyler PTS 10 Dec 29, 1947 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
43 Win 40–3 Bee Bee Wright TKO 10 (10) Nov 3, 1947 Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
42 Win 39–3 Billy Nixon UD 8 Oct 23, 1947 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
41 Win 38–3 Billy Justine UD 8 Sep 18, 1947 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40 Win 37–3 Charley Milan TKO 1 (10) Sep 15, 1947 Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
39 Loss 36–3 Doug Ratford PTS 10 Sep 2, 1947 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
38 Win 36–2 Bobby Lee UD 10 Aug 18, 1947 Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
37 Win 35–2 Charley Williams KO 2 (10) Aug 11, 1947 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
36 Win 34–2 Vince Gambill KO 2 (10) Apr 26, 1947 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
35 Win 33–2 Nick Moran PTS 10 Mar 12, 1947 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
34 Win 32–2 Baby Coullimber PTS 10 Feb 22, 1947 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
33 Win 31–2 Jose Garvia Alvarez PTS 10 Feb 8, 1947 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
32 Win 30–2 Julio Pedroso PTS 10 Jan 25, 1947 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
31 Win 29–2 Johnny Williams PTS 10 Dec 13, 1946 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
30 Win 28–2 Johnny Williams UD 10 Dec 2, 1946 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
29 Win 27–2 Johnny Ryan TKO 5 (6) Nov 1, 1946 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
28 Win 26–2 Hankin Barrow PTS 10 Sep 7, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
27 Win 25–2 Jack Larrimore KO 3 (10) Aug 24, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
26 Win 24–2 Hankin Barrow KO 7 (10) Aug 3, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
25 Win 23–2 Chico Varona PTS 10 Jun 22, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
24 Loss 22–2 Tony Mar PTS 10 May 4, 1946 Plaza de Toros La Condesa, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
23 Win 22–1 Santiago Sosa PTS 10 Mar 9, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
22 Win 21–1 Jose Zorilla KO 4 (10) Mar 2, 1946 Bayamo, Cuba
21 Win 20–1 Kid Bururu PTS 10 Feb 9, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
20 Win 19–1 Kid Bururu PTS 10 Jan 26, 1946 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
19 Win 18–1 Johnny Suarez PTS 10 Nov 17, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
18 Win 17–1 Carlos Malacara PTS 10 Nov 3, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
17 Loss 16–1 Carlos Malacara PTS 10 Sep 25, 1945 Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
16 Win 16–0 Pedro Ortega KO 6 (10) Sep 8, 1945 Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
15 Win 15–0 Julio Cesar Jimenez PTS 10 Aug 11, 1945 Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
14 Win 14–0 Joe Pedroso KO 4 (12) Jul 7, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
13 Win 13–0 Pedro Ortega PTS 10 Jun 23, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
12 Win 12–0 Julio Cesar Jimenez PTS 10 May 26, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
11 Win 11–0 Kid Bebo KO 4 (10) May 13, 1945 Cienfuegos, Cuba
10 Win 10–0 Santiago Sosa KO 9 (10) Apr 21, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
9 Win 9–0 Joe Pedroso PTS 10 Mar 10, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
8 Win 8–0 Bombon Oriental PTS 10 Feb 10, 1945 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
7 Win 7–0 Miguel Acevedo PTS 10 Dec 23, 1944 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
6 Win 6–0 Bombon Oriental PTS 10 Nov 25, 1944 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
5 Win 5–0 Juan Villalba TKO 9 (10) Oct 1, 1944 Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
4 Win 4–0 Sergio Prieto TKO 5 (6) Sep 11, 1943 Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
3 Win 3–0 Nanito Kid Dustet PTS 6 Aug 7, 1943 Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
2 Win 2–0 Bartolo Molina PTS 4 Jun 12, 1943 Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
1 Win 1–0 Antonio Diaz PTS 6 Jun 5, 1943 Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba

See also

References

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Achievements
Preceded by NBA Welterweight Champion
May 18, 1951 - October 20, 1954
Succeeded by
Vacant
Title last held by
Sugar Ray Robinson
Undisputed Welterweight Champion
February 4, 1952 - October 20, 1954

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Sugar Ray Robinson
NYSAC welterweight champion
May 18, 1951 – October 20, 1954
Succeeded by
NBA welterweight champion
May 18, 1951 – October 20, 1954
The Ring welterweight champion
May 18, 1951 – October 20, 1954
Undisputed welterweight champion
May 18, 1951 – October 20, 1954