Carlos Monzón
Argentine boxer
Carlos Monzón
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.
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Buzzkill After Dark - SecondsOut
Google News - over 5 years
... De Campeon” which airs on Saturday nights and is hosted by the always classy Carlitos Avilas. I record this series and in the last month, they aired fights like Carlos Monzon-Jose Napoles, Salvador Sanchez-Wilfredo Gomez and Sanchez-Ruben Castillo
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Susana: “Lo de Alfano y Massera se comentaba” - El Argentino
Google News - over 5 years
Y alegó que por su noviazgo con Carlos Monzón ella estaba mal vista por la dictadura y confirmó que en 2012 no trabajará. Después de su regreso a la televisión después de unos días en los que estuvo internada por una oclusión intestinal, Susana Giménez
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Pesar por la muerte de Uleriche - ElLitoral.com
Google News - over 5 years
Fue amigo de Carlos Monzón, de Alain Delon y de todos... Profundo dolor ha provocado la muerte de Agustín Carlos Uleriche, conocido por los santafesinos como “Chiquito”, el propietario del famoso restaurante El Quincho de Chiquito que durante décadas
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Donaire awaits Narvaez go-signal - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
The previous record holder was the legendary Carlos Monzon with 15. Narvaez is the WBO superflyweight titleholder. His record is 35-0-2, with 19 KOs. He has fought all his bouts in Argentina except once in Spain, twice in Italy and thrice in France
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Fourth Precinct Report, Aug. 2-9 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Carlos Monzon-Rodas, 20, of Far Rockaway, was arrested on Aug. 3 and charged with DWI at the intersection of Central Avenue and Lord Avenue in Lawrence. An unknown suspect broke the rear passenger side window of a vehicle that was parked on Westwood
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Sergio Martinez: In Search of the Holy Frail - The Boxing Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The belt worn by Bernard Hopkins, Marvin Hagler, and fellow Argentine, Carlos Monzon, is now around the waist of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Martinez can't live with that. But he can wait, at least for a little bit longer. Follow us on our new Facebook
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Partners in Crime - Doghouse Boxing
Google News - over 5 years
OK, I didn't realize he had gone through a gauntlet of Harry Greb, Carlos Monzon and Marvin Hagler. And so now he needs a “break”? Well, after his March romp over Sergiy Dzinziruk in March, what in the hell were April, May, June, July,
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Thanks for the Memories… Up Close and Personal with Former Light Heavyweight ... - ringsidereport.com
Google News - over 5 years
Finally, Carlos Monzon. He was not fast, but he would set you up with a right hand, and when he hit you, it was all over from that right. BB: What is the greatest fight you have ever seen and why? I have seen lots of great fights in my lifetime
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Manny Pacquiao and the Top 25 Non-Heavyweights of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Carlos Monzon held the middleweight title for seven years and defended it 14 times before retiring on top. He won the title by beating Nino Benvenuti, and in his first defense, became the first man to knockout Emile Griffith
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WORLD WAR III – The Light Heavyweight Warriors (161 to 175lbs) 1975 to 1985 - EastsideBoxing.com
Google News - over 5 years
By October of 1974 was sporting a 47-4-1 record having defeated the Great Emile Griffith and losing to Greats Philly Legend Bennie Briscoe and Argentine Legend Carlos Monzon all at middleweight. Moves up to light heavy in 1975 and has wins over 30-5-3
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Así es Santa Fe, la sede de la Selección Colombia - Futbolred
Google News - over 5 years
La peatonal San Martín -una calle con una extensión de dos kilómetros-, el puente colgante, La Costanera, la estatua del legendario Carlos Monzón, el estadio de Colón de Santa Fe -al que le dicen el cementerio de los elefantes- son los sitios más
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For Sale: Punchlines' Autographed Portrait of Emile Griffith - SecondsOut (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He has fought them all including Dick Tiger, Benny Paret, Luis Rodriguez, Nino Benvenuti, Carlos Monzon, and Jose Napoles. Selling price is $1000.00 (US). Shipping is not included in selling price for this one of a kind original
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Is Sergio Martinez The New Crossover Superstar? - SaddoBoxing.com
Google News - over 5 years
The knock on Martinez is that although he is considered the third best fighter at the moment behind Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, the Argentinian has yet to accomplish as much as other fighters from his native country such as Carlos Monzon or Pascual
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Sturm-Macklin: Full Report - fightnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
It was a close fight and the judges had to decide who would leave the ring with the prestigious WBA belt, which was previously held by such great middleweights as Carlos Monzon, Marvin Hagler or Bernard Hopkins. The decision was, to no-one's surprise,
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Bernard Hopkins and the 9 Best Fighters to Ever Serve Prison Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
Hailing from Argentina, Carlos Monzon was one of the most successful South American boxers of all-time. He held the world middleweight title for seven straight years, defending his crown successfully 14 times. Monzon boasted a career record of 90-3-9,
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Bernard Hopkins and the 25 Top Middleweights of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
During the 1970's he engaged in a rivalry with fellow South American Carlos Monzon that is considered among the best in the sport's history. The two fought twice for the undisputed Middleweight Championship of the World, with Valdez dropping two very
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carlos Monzón
    TWENTIES
  • 1995
    On January 8, 1995, when returning to jail after the weekend, he died instantly when his vehicle rolled over near Santa Rosa de Calchines.
    More Details Hide Details Even in death, Monzón drew a crowd. Thousands sang "Dale campeón" ("Go Champ") during his funeral.
    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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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989, he was found guilty of homicide.
    More Details Hide Details He received an 11-year prison sentence.
  • 1988
    In 1988, while vacationing in the resort city of Mar del Plata, after a heated argument, he allegedly beat Muñiz, followed her to the balcony of their second floor apartment and, presumably after a physical fight, threw her off the balcony and jumped after her.
    More Details Hide Details According to the investigation performed later, he strangled her, picked her up and pushed her off the balcony, killing her, after which he followed her in the fall, injuring his shoulder.
    Charged with killing his wife Alicia Muñiz in Mar del Plata in 1988, the former champion was sentenced to 11 years in jail.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    In 1979, he met Uruguayan model Alicia Muñiz, with whom he had an on-and-off relation for many years.
    More Details Hide Details They eventually married and had a child together, Maximiliano Roque. But his alleged violent behavior continued.
  • 1975
    In 1975, he began a very publicized romance with Susana Giménez; they had previously met in the 1974 thriller La Mary, directed by Daniel Tinayre, where the two played husband and wife.
    More Details Hide Details Monzón hated paparazzi who detailed his affairs. He went to Italy with Giménez to participate in a movie and started increasingly traveling with her to locations in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, letting himself be seen with her, though still married. He was accused of domestic violence and of beating paparazzi. Soon the beatings he gave Giménez became public knowledge. Monzón was detained by the police repeatedly. Giménez also began wearing sunglasses more often, presumably to hide her bruises, and many times, paparazzi had to be hospitalized from the beatings suffered at the hands of Monzón, who had unpredictable violent outbreaks. During this period, Monzón divorced his wife. Susana Giménez left him in 1978. After the breakup, Monzón's private life was fairly low key.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Valdez's brother had been shot to death one week prior to the fight and he did not feel like fighting. Still, the fight went on, as they were both under contract. It took place in Monte Carlo. Monzón handed Valdez a beating, winning a 15-round unanimous decision and unifying the world title once again. Facing a lack of good challengers, Monzón was offered a high purse to again fight the Colombian. The second fight was different. Monzón-Valdez II is a classic. Valdez came out roaring this time. In the second round, right cross to the chin put Monzón down for the first and only time in his career. Valdez built a lead through the first part of the fight. Monzón, however, mounted a brilliant comeback and outboxed Valdez for the last 8 rounds, winning a unanimous decision to retain the title and score his 14th title defense.
  • 1973
    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.
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  • 1971
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Monzón then scored a win over tough Philadelphian Bennie Briscoe, over-coming a shakey 9th round, in which Briscoe almost scored a knockout; a knockout in five rounds over European Champion Tom Bogs, a knockout in seven rounds over Cuban-Mexican José Mantequilla Nápoles in Paris, France and a 10-round knockout of tough Tony Licata of New Orleans at the Madison Square Garden, in what would turn out to be Monzón's only fight in the United States.
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    In 1967, he won the South American Middleweight title.
    More Details Hide Details After this success, Argentine boxing promoter Juan Carlos Lectoure pushed him into the international boxing scene by organizing fights with foreign boxers such as Douglas Huntley, Charles Austin, Johnny Brooks, Harold Richardson, Tommy Bethea, Manoel Severino and Eddy Pace. World Middleweight Champion Nino Benvenuti had long had a distinguished career that included championships in 2 divisions and 2 wins in 3 bouts vs all-time great Emile Griffith. He had lost the year before to American Tom Bethea in Australia, but in an actual title fight in Yugoslavia, he avenged that loss. Nobody expected Monzón to beat Benvenuti in their title match (very few knew of him). Yet Monzón applied pressure from the start, and in the 12th, a right hand landed perfectly on Benvenuti's chin, and the title changed hands. Monzón also beat Benevenuti in a rematch, this time in only three rounds in Monte Carlo when his seconds threw in the towel.
  • 1966
    In 1966, he won the Argentine Middleweight title.
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  • 1963
    His first professional bout was held on February 6, 1963.
    More Details Hide Details He knocked out his opponent in the second round.
  • 1962
    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.'
    More Details Hide Details They were so poor that they did not have enough money to buy the marriage license. They had three kids: Silvia Beatriz, Abel Ricardo and Carlos Raúl (adopted).
  • 1959
    Monzón had his first amateur fight on October 2, 1959.
    More Details Hide Details This first fight ended in a draw. Three years later, after a 73-6-8 amateur record, he became a professional.
  • 1942
    Born on August 7, 1942.
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