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Kid Gavilan

Cuban boxer

Died when: 77 years 28 days (924 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Kid Gavilan

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 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.

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