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Old 06-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Danny Womber beats Kid Gavilan - huge upset, rare footage

This was a non-title fight between reigning welter champ Kid Gavilan and veteran contender Danny "Bang Bang" Womber, from early 1953.

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This was one of the biggest upsets of the decade. Gavilan had not lost a fight in several years, and was coming off impressive title defenses against Gil Turner, Billy Graham, and Chuck Davey over the last year. Womber was essentially a journeyman, but like Glen Johnson, his record was deceiving: many of his losses were close/controversial, and he often took fights on short notice or at a disadvantage. He also was very technically proficient and had an awkward spoiler kind of style.

Womber surprised Gavilan by giving him a taste of his own medicine. He refused to lead, jumped in and out, and bobbed and weaved even better than Gavvy did. Still, he did not appear to win the fight clear cut, and the UD for him was considered a surprise. Gavilan landed the much harder punches throughout, and IMO did enough to get at least a draw. If this was a debatable decision, then it was just another of many that Gavvy was involved in in his career.

Who do you feel won? Score for yourself and decide.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:46 AM   #2
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Bump.

Anyone score it yet?
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Danny Womber beats Kid Gavilan - huge upset, rare footage

Will watch this one when I have a bit more time. Good find though.
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Default Re: Danny Womber beats Kid Gavilan - huge upset, rare footage

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Bump.

Anyone score it yet?
Just so happens I watched this bout a few days ago along with Gavilan vs Scortichini and Tiger Jones. Had Womber a winner 5-4-1 in rounds for the record.
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