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On May 2, 1953 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, New York
World Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan fought a non-title fight with
tough Danny Womber. Gavilan fought only in spurts throughout the bout
using his hooks, jabs and famous bolo punch only in the last seconds
of each round. He failed to impress the judges and lost a unanimous
ten round decision. Presented here are the fight worn gloves used by
Kid Gavilan in this fight. These gloves are brown leather and have
the Everlast manufacturing label on each wrist. In large block
lettering on the backhand of each glove are painted in white paint
the words, KID GAVILAN. This fight was promoted by notable fight
promoter Norm Rothschild of Syracuse. Norm Rothschild promoted world
championship fights of Kid Gavilan, Carmen Basilio and Gene Fullmer.
These gloves were part of his collection having taken possession of
them following this bout. He identified them in paint. The gloves
come with a detailed LOA from the wife of Norm Rothschild, Ada L.
Rothschild. LOA from Craig Hamilton of JO Sports, Inc.
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