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Kid Gavilan Beats Johnny Bratton This Day May 18, 1951

 

 

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
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