1952-10-05 Kid Gavilan w pts 15 Billy Graham, Gran Ballpark Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD
1952-10-05 Kid Gavilan w pts 15 Billy Graham, Gran Ballpark Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD. Referee: Mark Rojo. Scorecards: 15-2, 16-3, 16-7. Looking to pressure the champion, Graham (146½) went after him from the opening bell but throughout the fight he found his opponent to be a different proposition from the one he encountered previously. Using his left sparringly and way off with the right when he needed it, Graham was battered by solid counters to head and body and touched down twice as Gavilan (146½) sent in heavy shots to the body. In the tenth Graham, cut on the bridge of the nose with his left eye swollen and closing, made a great effort through to the next session, but from thereon it was all Gavilan and the unanimous decision in his favour was a formality.