Kid Gavilan vs. Gaspar Ortega (2nd meeting)

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1957-10-22 : Kid Gavilan 146 lbs lost to Gaspar Ortega 146 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • World Welterweight Title Eliminator


"Gaspar Ortega, in a surprising late finish, won a split decision victory over bolo-punching Kid Gavilan in a scheduled 12 round welterweight elimination bout for the vacant title Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. The split decision stunned most of the ringside press who had Gavilan in front by a wide margin. Ortega's win evened the score with Gavilan. The 31 year old Cuban had decisioned Ortega on July 31 in Miami." -United Press

Unofficial scorecards

  • UP - 116-112 Gavilan
  • AP - 116-115 Ortega
  • L.A. Times - 117-111 Gavilan
  • Ringside poll of 15 sportswriters had it for Gavilan 12-3.


  • Attendance - 7,800
  • Gate - $21,400