Boxer Profile

kid gavilan

"the cuban hawk"

108

Wins

30

Losses

5

Draws

19.6%

KO %
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 93
  • Date Of Birth: 6 Jan 1926
  • Height: 5.87 ft (1.79 m)
  • Reach: 70.87 inches (180 cm)
  • Country: Cuba
  • Universal ID : 71776
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Career Highlights

Kid Gavilan (age 17) was a orthodox boxer with a record of 108 wins, 30 losses, 5 draws. Starting his career on June 1943 at age 17, Kid Gavilan fought 143 times over 15 years as a pro. Gavilan's longest win streak is 16 fights between June 1943 and September 1945. His longest KO streak in his 143 fights is 2 fights long.


June 1943 - May 1950

Early Career

Gavilan made an impressive debut on June 1943, showing his class and technical boxing skill Gavilan went the full 6 rounds with Diaz and became the first person to do so. Continuing on from his debut, Gavilan had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 72 fights including 4 times in 1943, 3 times in 1944 and 65 times between 1945 and 1950 against fighters such as Beau Jack, Ike Williams and Ike Williams.


September 22nd, 1945

Kid Gavilan Vs Carlos Malacara

Taking the first knock of his career, Gavilan fought Carlos Malacara on September 22nd, 1945 and was defeated by Malacara. Coming into the fight with high confidence Gavilan fought his next fight against Carlos Malacara on September 22nd, 1945. Unfortunately, Gavilan was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 16-1-0. Gavilan then went on to win a further 74 fights taking his record to 76 wins, 12 losses and 3 draw.


November 7th, 1951

Kid Gavilan Vs Tony Janiro

Furthering his career, Gavilan fought Tony Janiro on November 7th, 1951 and continued his career to a record of 77-12-3. The win came via TKO. The win came in the 4th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Gavilan was the 2nd person to stop Tony in his career. Gavilan's win streak of 77 rose to 84 following 7 wins against boxers such as Bobby Dykes, Ralph Zannelli, Mario Diaz and 4 others.


September 6th, 1952

Kid Gavilan Vs Rafael santos Merentino

Gavilan went into his next career fight with a record of 84-12-4 and took this to 85 wins with a win against Rafael santos Merentino on September 6th, 1952. Becoming the first person to stop Rafael santos Merentino, Gavilan beat Merentino via TKO in the 9th round of a 12 round fight. 4 wins followed where Gavilan went on to be the 9th person to defeat Billy Graham, 6th person to defeat Eduardo Lausse and 17th person to defeat Vic Cardell.


February 11th, 1953

Kid Gavilan Vs Chuck Davey

Chuck Davey was the next fight for Gavilan on February 11th, 1953 and also his next career win. Becoming the first person to stop Chuck Davey, Gavilan beat Davey via TKO in the 10th round of a 15 round fight.


April 4th, 1958

Kid Gavilan Vs Ralph tiger Jones

Ralph tiger Jones was the next fight for Gavilan on April 4th, 1958 and also his next career win. In 1958 Gavilan fought his next opponent in Ralph tiger Jones. A challenging 10 round fight that ended in Gavilan's favour as the judges awarded Gavilan the SD victory. Gavilan was the 22nd person to defeat Jones.


Latest Fight

Gavilan's next defeat of his career came against Yama Bahama on June 18th, 1958. Bahama proved too much for Gavilan over 10 rounds by earning the decision win and bringing Gavilan's 143 fight career as a pro to an end.

kid gavilan opponents

UD

Yama Bahama (50-8-2)

Wed, 18 Jun - 1958
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+0.5 lbs
SD

Ralph Tiger Jones (45-22-4)

Fri, 4 Apr - 1958
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+0.5 lbs
SD

Ralph Tiger Jones (45-21-4)

Wed, 19 Feb - 1958
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+0.8 lbs
UD

Walter Byars (17-6-1)

Wed, 20 Nov - 1957
round 10 of 10
Unknown
-5.0 lbs
SD

Gaspar Ortega (44-9-1)

Tue, 22 Oct - 1957
round 12 of 12
Unknown
same weight
UD

Gaspar Ortega (42-9-1)

Wed, 31 Jul - 1957
round 10 of 10
Unknown
-6.5 lbs
PTS

Vince Martinez (56-5-0)

Mon, 17 Jun - 1957
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+3.3 lbs
UD

Del Flanagan (84-13-2)

Wed, 24 Apr - 1957
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+2.0 lbs
PTS

Vince Martinez (55-4-0)

Tue, 26 Feb - 1957
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+0.7 lbs
SD

Ramon Fuentes (39-9-1)

Thu, 20 Dec - 1956
round 10 of 10
Unknown
+1.5 lbs

kid gavilan KNOCKOUTS AND POWER

19.6%
KNOCKOUT %
56%
EST. POWER
83%
EST. CHIN/BODY

kid gavilan results


PTS (32.2%)
UD (30.8%)
SD (13.3%)
TKO (10.5%)
KO (9.1%)
MD (4.2%)

kid gavilan statistics

2.09%

Round KO Percentage

1342

Rounds boxed

0

Been Stopped

28

Opponents Stopped

0%

Been KO'd Percentage

0%

Been KO'd Round Percentage

9

Average Winning Round

10.6

Average Losing Round

Opponent Statistics

7994

Total Fight Count

58.4%

est. Power Average

66.8%

est. Punch Resistance

Best Wins

Hardest Hitting Opponents

Toughest Opponents