1954-04-02 Carl Bobo Olson w pts 15 Kid Gavilan, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD
1954-04-02 Carl Bobo Olson w pts 15 Kid Gavilan, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD. Referee: Bernard Weissman. Scorecards: 147-141, 147-139, 144-144. Making his first defence against the welterweight champion, while Olson (159½) was hardly ever in trouble against Gavilan (155) there was never much between them. Gavilan had kept clear of Olson in the opening three rounds, but thereafter found the going tougher as the latter opened up with blows from head to body. Regardless, Gavilan, cut over the right eye in the ninth, while showing clever ring-craft was unable to find the punch that would hurt his rival. Afterwards, Gavilan stated that his right hand had been injured in the run-up to the fight.