In 1953, World Welterweight Champion

In 1953, World Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilán came to Tampa for a fight with hometown boxer Aman Peck, at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory. Pictured (middle) is fight promoter Al Garcia, Sr. welcoming Gavilán in front of the historic Cuban Club building for the non-title fight, which took place on January 13, 1953. (article, courtesy of La Gaceta, photo courtesy of Sylvia Garcia Muga and La Gaceta)