Jose Medel vs. Danny Kid (1st meeting)

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Jose Medel 117 lbs lost to Danny Kid 118 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

"Danny Kid of the Philippines retained his North American bantamweight title by gaining a split decision over Jose Medel of Mexico City in 12 rounds last night. Many in the crowd of 5,500 at the Olympic Auditorium booed the decision, thinking Medel had landed the harder punches. Both boys suffered eye cuts. There were no official knockdowns." -Associated Press

  • Danny Kid was down in the 5th round from two right hands, but referee Mushy Callahan felt he was off balance and did not call it a knockdown.