1952-07-07 Kid Gavilan w rsc 11 (15) Gil Turner, Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD
1952-07-07 Kid Gavilan w rsc 11 (15) Gil Turner, Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: Pete Tomasco. Unbeaten in 31 contests, many good judges of boxing thought that Turner (144½) would be too good for the champion, but they were proved wrong when the youngster was stopped after 1.58 of the 11th round. As expected Turner set the pace from the start, attacking with lefts to the body, while Gavilan (146) countered with heavy left hooks to the body. Remaining the aggressor despite losing the third and fifth for low blows, Turner kept on battering away at Gavilan, before the latter started to get going from the sixth onwards, mainly with left hands to head and body. When they came out for the 11th, Gavilan, who was slightly in the lead, set up a big attack to the body before switching to the head, and although Turner fought back he suddenly wilted when a left hook smashed against his jaw. Subjected to a tremendous pounding, Turner wobbled before being beaten into a sitting position on the bottom strand, whereupon the referee called it off.