Kid Gavilan Beats Johnny Bratton This Day May 18, 1951 – The “Hawk” wins the welterweight crown.
- Kid Gavilan 145¼
- Johnny Bratton 147
- Madison Square Garden, New York,
- UD 15/15
- referee: Ruby Goldstein 8-5 judges: Arthur Schwartz 11-4, Joe Agnello 11-4
- National Boxing Association World welterweight title
- Bratton’s jaw was broken within the first five rounds