On September 18,1953 at the War Memorial in Syracuse, New York Carmen Basilio challenged world champion Kid Gavilan for the Welterweight Title. Gavilan successfully defended the title winning a split decision over the local favorite. Presented here is an original wire photo which depicts action during the fight. This is a high quality original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp on back. No caption. Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased or torn. 7" x 9."