Carlos Monzón

Argentine Boxer

Carlos Monzón was an Argentine professional boxer who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years, during which he successfully defended the title 14 times. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed by the media, culminating with his trial and conviction for the murder of his concubine. Argentinians adored Monzon throughout his career.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on August 7, 1942.


1959 16 Years Old Monzón had his first amateur fight on October 2, 1959. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old When he was sixteen, he met Zulema Encarnación Torres, with whom he had his first son, Carlos Alberto Monzón. Later, on May 11, 1962, he married Mercedes Beatriz García, nicknamed 'Pelusa.' … Read More


1963 20 Years Old His first professional bout was held on February 6, 1963. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old In 1966, he won the Argentine Middleweight title.
1967 24 Years Old In 1967, he won the South American Middleweight title. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old In 1971, Monzón became only the second man to stop former three-time world champion Emile Griffith in 14 rounds, and later out-pointed him over 15 in a close fight (before the fight Monzón had to spar three rounds and run three miles in order to make the weight). … Read More


1973 30 Years Old While still a champion, a darker side of Monzón would begin to emerge. In 1973, Monzón was shot in the leg by his wife, requiring 7 hours of surgery to remove the bullet.
1975 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Monzón's Middleweight Championship title was lifted in 1975 by the WBC for not defending it against mandatory challenger Rodrigo Valdez. Valdez, a Colombian, won the WBC's title, while Monzón kept the WBA's Championship. In 1976, they finally met, this time, world champion vs. world champion. … Read More
1979 36 Years Old In 1979, he met Uruguayan model Alicia Muñiz, with whom he had an on-and-off relation for many years. … Read More


1988 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Charged with killing his wife Alicia Muñiz in Mar del Plata in 1988, the former champion was sentenced to 11 years in jail.
1989 46 Years Old In 1989, he was found guilty of homicide. … Read More


On January 1995, Monzón was given a weekend furlough while serving his term in Cárcel de Las Flores, Santa Fe Province, to visit his family and children.
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