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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.