History | Aug 07 2019

On This Day: Middleweight great Carlos Monzon was born

Ten of Carlos Monzon's greatest wins
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carlos monzon

ONE of eleven children born into poverty in the city of San Javier, Argentina on August 7, 1942, middleweight legend Carlos Monzon went on to scale the dizziest heights in boxing and beat all challengers to his throne.

Monzon won the crown in his 80th fight in November, 1970, with a 12th-round knockout of Italian idol Nino Benvenuti in Rome and had a record 14 title defenses before retiring in 1977.

After amassing a 16-3 (14) 1NC record, Monzon went the rest of his 100-fight career without tasting defeat. Throughout the 70s, Monzon made the middleweight division his own, defying all challengers and cementing his place as an all-time great, fighting for 13 years without a loss. 

 

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