Today in Latin American History
Cuban Boxer Kid Gavilan was Born in 1926
Photo: Kid Gavilan
Today in Latin American history, Cuban boxer Kid Gavilan who was the world welterweight champion was born in 1926.
Gavilan began his boxing career in 1943 when he beat Antonio Diaz.
He finally became a world champion when he beat Johnny Bratton for the world Welterweight title.
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- Today in LatAm history, Argentine writer and spiritual figure Mario Rodríguez Cobos was born in 1938
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