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Carlos Monzón (7 August 1942 – 8 January 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the undisputed world middleweight championship for 7 years.[1] He successfully defended his title 14 times[2][3][4] and is widely regarded as not only one of the best middleweights in history but also one of the greatest boxers of all time pound-for-pound. Known for his speed, punching power and relentless work rate, Monzon ended his career with a record of 87-3-9 with 59 knockouts, each one of his losses were early in his career and were avenged. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, he was chosen by The Ring magazine in 2002 as the 11th greatest fighter of the last 80 years[5] and voted him as the best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years in 2011.[6] As of January 2018, Monzón holds the 2nd longest unified championship reign in middleweight history at 9 consecutive defenses.

Carlos Monzón Ledesma
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Monzón in 1974.
Statistics
Real nameCarlos Roque Monzón
Nickname(s)Escopeta (Shotgun)
Weight(s)Middleweight
Height5 ft 11 12 in (182 cm)
Reach76 in (193 cm)
NationalityArgentine
Born(1942-08-07)7 August 1942
San Javier, Argentina
Died8 January 1995(1995-01-08) (aged 52)
Santa Rosa de Calchines, Argentina
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights100
Wins87
Wins by KO59
Losses3
Draws9
No contests1

Argentines adored Monzon throughout his career. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed both by the media and Argentine people. He was, however, accused many times of domestic violence by his two wives and many mistresses, and of beating paparazzi. Charged with killing his wife Alicia Muñiz in Mar del Plata in 1988, the former champion was sentenced to 11 years in jail.[7][8] He died in a January 1995 car crash during a weekend furlough.[9]

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Early lifeEdit

Monzón was born in the city of San Javier, Argentina, in a family of Mocoví descent. His parents were Roque Monzón and Amalia Ledesma. Monzón was raised in poverty with his twelve siblings. When Monzón was six years old, his family moved to Barranquitas Oeste, a poor neighborhood, of Santa Fe, the capital of Santa Fe Province. To help out his family, he quit school in third grade, working different jobs, such as shoe shiner, paper boy and milk man. As a youngster, he showed an interest in boxing.

When he was sixteen, he met Zulema Encarnación Torres, with whom he had his first son, Carlos Alberto Monzón. Later, on 11 May 1962, he married Mercedes Beatriz García, nicknamed 'Pelusa.' 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).

Boxing beginningsEdit

 
Monzón (right) fighting Nino Benvenuti in 1970

Monzón had his first amateur fight on 2 October 1959. This first fight ended in a draw. Three years later, after a 73-6-8 amateur record, he became a professional. His first professional bout was held on 6 February 1963. He knocked out his opponent in the second round. In 1966, he won the Argentine middleweight title. In 1967, he won the South American middleweight title. 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, Bennie Briscoe (a ten-round tie) 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 Benvenuti's seconds threw in the towel.

ChampionEdit

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). Monzón then scored a win over tough Philadelphian Bennie Briscoe in their rematch, 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.

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.

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.[10] 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.

RetirementEdit

Monzón retired after the second Valdez fight defense. His record stood at 87 wins, only three losses, nine draws and one no contest. Of his wins, 59 came by knockout. His only losses were by points and early in his career. In 2003, he was named by the Ring Magazine as one of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. On the independent computer-based ranking of boxrec.com, he is listed as the second best middleweight boxer of all time after Sugar Ray Robinson.

Following Monzón's victory over Mantequilla Nápoles, Angelo Dundee said: "Monzón is the complete fighter. He can box, he can hit, he can think, and he is game all the way."[11]

Before retirement, in 1974, he starred in La Mary, a hit movie directed by Daniel Tinayre. After retirement, he participated as an actor in a couple of Argentine movies, which were not very successful, and TV shows.[12]

A monument to him stands in Santa Fe, Argentina.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Monzón and actress Susana Giménez in 1976. Their turbulent relationship attracted media attention for years.

Monzón was tremendously popular throughout his career. During Monzon's fights, Argentina would stand still, cities had no traffic, and all TV sets and radios were tuned to the fight. While filming La Mary, he met famous Argentine actress and model Susana Giménez. They started a tumultuous relationship, which led to Monzón's divorce. Since then, his glamorous and sometimes violent life was avidly followed by the media. He toured Latin America and Europe with Argentine models and actresses.

While still a champion, a darker side of Monzón began to emerge. In 1973, Monzón was shot in the leg by his wife,[14] requiring seven hours of surgery to remove the bullet. 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. 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, allowing himself be seen with her, although still married. He was accused of domestic violence and of beating paparazzi.

Soon the beatings he gave Giménez became public knowledge. Monzón was repeatedly detained by the police. Giménez 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. In 1979, he met Uruguayan model Alicia Muñiz, with whom he had an on-and-off relationship for many years. They eventually married and had a child together, Maximiliano Roque. But his violent behavior continued. In 1988, while vacationing in the resort city of Mar del Plata, after a heated argument, he beat Muñiz, followed her to the balcony of their second floor apartment and (presumably after a physical fight) threw her off the balcony, and then jumped off after himself. According to the investigation 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. In 1989, he was found guilty of homicide. He received an 11-year prison sentence.[15][16]

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. On 8 January 1995, when returning to jail after the weekend, he and a passenger, Gerónimo Domingo Mottura, were killed instantly when the vehicle rolled over near Santa Rosa de Calchines. The other passenger, Monzon's sister-in-law Alicia Guadalupe Fessia, was injured.[8][17]

Even in death, Monzón drew a crowd. Thousands sang "Dale campeón" ("Go Champ") during his funeral.[18]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
100 fights 87 wins 3 losses
By knockout 59 0
By decision 28 3
Draws 9
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
100 Win 87–3–9   Rodrigo Valdéz UD 15 30 Jul 1977   Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
99 Win 86–3–9   Rodrigo Valdéz UD 15 26 Jun 1976   Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
Won WBC middleweight title
98 Win 85–3–9   Gratien Tonna KO 5 (15) 13 Dec 1975   Nouvelle Hippodrome, Paris, Île-de-France, France Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
97 Win 84–3–9   Tony Licata TKO 10 (15), 2:43 30 Jun 1975   Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, U.S. Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
96 Win 83–3–9   Tony Mundine KO 7 (15), 1:20 5 Oct 1974   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Retained WBA, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
95 Win 82–3–9   José Nápoles RTD 7 (15), 3:00 9 Feb 1974   Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
94 Win 81–3–9   Jean-Claude Bouttier UD 15 29 Sep 1973   Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Île-de-France, France Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
93 Win 80–3–9   Emile Griffith UD 15 2 Jun 1973   Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
92 Win 79–3–9   Roy Dale KO 5 (10), 2:40 5 May 1973   Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio, Italy Non-title bout
91 Win 78–3–9   Bennie Briscoe UD 15 11 Nov 1972   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
90 Win 77–3–9   Tom Bogs TKO 5 (15), 2:30 19 Aug 1972   Idraetsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
89 Win 76–3–9   Jean-Claude Bouttier TKO 13 (15), 3:00 17 Jun 1972   Colombes Stadium, Paris, Île-de-France, France Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
88 Win 75–3–9   Denny Moyer TKO 5 (15), 1:50 4 Mar 1972   Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio, Italy Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
87 Win 74–3–9   Fraser Scott TKO 3 (10), 0:01 4 Dec 1971   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Non-title bout
86 Win 73–3–9   Emile Griffith TKO 14 (15), 2:32 25 Sep 1971   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
85 Win 72–3–9   Nino Benvenuti TKO 3 (15), 1:05 8 May 1971   Stade Louis II, Fontvieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
84 Win 71–3–9   Roy Lee KO 2 (10) 6 Mar 1971   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina Non-title bout
83 Win 70–3–9   Domingo Guerrero KO 2 (10) 19 Feb 1971   Salta, Salta, Argentina Non-title bout
82 Win 69–3–9   Charley Austin KO 2 (10), 2:09 19 Dec 1970   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Non-title bout
81 Win 68–3–9   Nino Benvenuti TKO 12 (15), 1:57 7 Nov 1970   Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Lazio, Italy Won WBA, WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles;
The Ring Fight of the Year (1970)
80 Win 67–3–9   Santiago Rosa KO 4 (10) 19 Sep 1970   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
79 Win 66–3–9   Eddie Pace PTS 10 18 Jul 1970   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
78 Win 65–3–9   Adolfo Jorge Cardozo TKO 3 (10) 18 Apr 1970   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
77 Win 64–3–9   Juan Aguilar RTD 9 (10) 7 Mar 1970   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
76 Win 63–3–9   Antonio Aguilar KO 5 (12) 11 Feb 1970   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained Argentina (FAB) middleweight title
75 Win 62–3–9   Carlos Estrada KO 2 (10) 12 Dec 1969   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
74 Win 61–3–9   Manoel Severino KO 6 (12) 27 Sep 1969   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Retained South American middleweight title
73 Win 60–3–9   Emilio Ale Ali TKO 7 (10) 5 Sep 1969   San Miguel, Tucumán, Argentina
72 Win 59–3–9   Tom Bethea PTS 10 9 Aug 1969   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
71 Win 58–3–9   Harold Richardson KO 3 (10) 5 Jul 1969   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
70 Win 57–3–9   Carlos Alberto Salinas TKO 7 (10) 6 Jun 1969   Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
69 Draw 56–3–9   Carlos Alberto Salinas PTS 10 25 Apr 1969   Recreativo Bochas Club, Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
68 Win 56–3–8   Mario Taborda KO 3 (10) 14 Mar 1969   Club Sportivo, Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, Chaco, Argentina
67 Win 55–3–8   Ruben Orrico KO 9 (12) 10 Jan 1969   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina Retained South American middleweight title
66 Win 54–3–8   Emilio Ale Ali PTS 10 20 Dec 1968   Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
65 Win 53–3–8   Johnny Brooks PTS 10 7 Dec 1968   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
64 Win 52–3–8   Charley Austin UD 10 23 Oct 1968   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
63 Win 51–3–8   Doug Huntley KO 4 (10) 14 Aug 1968   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
62 Win 50–3–8   Benito Sanchez KO 4 (10) 5 Jul 1968   Chaco, Chaco, Argentina
61 Win 49–3–8   Juan Aguilar PTS 10 20 Jun 1968   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
60 Win 48–3–8   Alberto Massi PTS 10 17 May 1968   Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
59 Draw 47–3–8   Juan Aguilar PTS 10 5 Apr 1968   Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
58 Win 47–3–7   Tito Marshall PTS 10 18 Nov 1967   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
57 Win 46–3–7   Ramon D Rocha KO 7 (10) 20 Oct 1967   San Juan, La Rioja, Argentina
56 Win 45–3–7   Carlos Estrada KO 7 (10) 6 Oct 1967   Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
55 Win 44–3–7   Ramon D Rocha PTS 10 8 Sep 1967   Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
54 Win 43–3–7   Tito Marshall PTS 10 16 Aug 1967   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
53 Win 42–3–7   Antonio Aguilar KO 9 (10) 29 Jul 1967   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
52 Win 41–3–7   Jorge Fernandez UD 12 10 Jun 1967   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Won South American middleweight title
51 Draw 40–3–7   Bennie Briscoe PTS 12 6 May 1967   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
50 Win 40–3–6   Benito Sanchez TKO 3 (10) 9 Apr 1967   Santa Elena, Entre Ríos, Argentina
49 Win 39–3–6   Angel Alberto Coria KO 6 (10) 25 Mar 1967   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
48 Win 38–3–6   Osvaldo Marino KO 7 (10) 9 Mar 1967   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
47 Win 37–3–6   Alberto Massi PTS 10 15 Feb 1967   San Francisco, Santa Fe, Argentina
46 Win 36–3–6   Eudoro Robledo KO 4 (10) 27 Jan 1967   Charata, Chaco, Argentina
45 Win 35–3–6   Carlos Alberto Salinas KO 8 (10) 13 Jan 1967   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
44 Win 34–3–6   Marcelo Farias KO 3 (10) 23 Dec 1966   San Cristóbal, Santa Fe, Argentina
43 Win 33–3–6   Alberto Massi TKO 8 (10) 2 Dec 1966   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
42 Win 32–3–6   Luis Antonio Pereyra TKO 2 (10) 18 Nov 1966   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
41 Win 31–3–6   Angel Alberto Coria PTS 10 1 Nov 1966   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
40 Win 30–3–6   Jorge Fernandez UD 12 3 Sep 1966   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Won Argentina (FAB) middleweight title
39 Win 29–3–6   Benito Sanchez KO 4 (10) 8 Jul 1966   San Pereyra, Argentina
38 Draw 28–3–6   Ubaldo Marcos Bustos PTS 10 3 Jun 1966   Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
37 Win 28–3–5   Ismael Hamze TKO 9 (10) 29 Apr 1966   San Nicolas, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
36 Win 27–3–5   Norberto Juncos KO 7 (10) 17 Feb 1966   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
35 Win 26–3–5   Ramon D Rocha PTS 10 4 Feb 1966   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
34 Win 25–3–5   Carlos Alberto Salinas PTS 10 29 Dec 1965   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
33 Win 24–3–5   Antonio Aguilar PTS 10 8 Dec 1965   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
32 Win 23–3–5   Celedonio Lima KO 5 (10) 17 Nov 1965   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
31 Win 22–3–5   Gregorio Gomez PTS 10 6 Oct 1965   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
30 Draw 21–3–5   Manoel Severino PTS 8 28 Aug 1965   Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
29 Draw 21–3–4   Manoel Severino PTS 8 14 Aug 1965   Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
28 Win 21–3–3   Felipe Cambeiro PTS 8 1 Aug 1965   São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
27 Win 20–3–3   Alberto Retondo TKO 8 (10) 14 Jul 1965   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
26 Win 19–3–3   Anibal Cordoba PTS 10 19 May 1965   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
25 Draw 18–3–3   Emilio Ale Ali PTS 10 9 Apr 1965   San Miguel, Tucumán, Argentina
24 Win 18–3–2   Andres Antonio Selpa PTS 10 11 Mar 1965   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
23 Draw 17–3–2   Andres Antonio Selpa PTS 10 8 Jan 1965   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
22 Draw 17–3–1   Celedonio Lima PTS 10 18 Nov 1964   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
21 Win 17–3   Francisco Gilabert RTD 4 (10) 28 Oct 1964   Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
20 Loss 16–3   Alberto Massi UD 10 9 Oct 1964   Cordoba Sport Club, Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
19 Win 16–2   Francisco Olea KO 9 (10) 25 Sep 1964   Tostado, Santa Fe, Argentina
18 Win 15–2   Americo Vacca KO 3 (10) 4 Sep 1964   Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
17 Win 14–2   Juan Carlos Diaz KO 9 (10) 14 Aug 1964   Villa Ángela, Chaco, Argentina
16 Win 13–2   Walter Villa KO 9 (10) 24 Jul 1964   Ceres, Santa Fe, Argentina
15 Win 12–2   Roberto Eduardo Carabajal PTS 10 10 Jul 1964   Tostado, Santa Fe, Argentina
14 Loss 11–2   Felipe Cambeiro PTS 8 28 Jun 1964   Auditorium Río TV, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 Win 11–1   Angel Alberto Coria PTS 8 13 Jun 1964   Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
12 Win 10–1   Roberto Eduardo Carabajal KO 8 (8) 17 Jan 1964   Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
11 Win 9–1   Rene Sosa KO 6 (8) 6 Dec 1963   Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
10 Win 8–1   Benito Sanchez KO 8 (10) 18 Oct 1963   Reconquista, Santa Fe, Argentina
9 Loss 7–1   Antonio Aguilar PTS 10 28 Aug 1963   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
8 Win 7–0   Lisandro Guzmán KO 3 (8) 9 Aug 1963   Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
7 Win 6–0   Andres Cejas KO 4 (6) 17 Jul 1963   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
6 Win 5–0   Jose N Rodriguez KO 5 (6) 31 May 1963   Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
5 Win 4–0   Raul Elio Rivas KO 5 (10) 3 May 1963   Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
4 Win 3–0   Mario Suarez TKO 8 (10) 12 Apr 1963   Posadas, Misiones, Argentina
3 Win 2–0   Albino Veron TKO 2 (6) 9 Apr 1963   Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
2 NC 1–0   Albino Veron N/D 1 (6) 13 Mar 1963   Vila, Santa Fe, Argentina
1 Win 1-0   Ramón Montenegro KO 2 (6) 6 Feb 1963   Club Sportivo Ben Hur, Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Awards
Preceded by
  Alberto Demiddi
Olimpia de Oro
1972
Succeeded by
  Horacio Iglesias
Achievements
Preceded by
Nino Benvenuti
WBC Middleweight Champion
7 November 1970 – 25 May 1974
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Rodrigo Valdez
WBA Middleweight Champion
7 November 1970 – 30 July 1977
Retired
The Ring Middleweight Champion
7 November 1970 – 30 July 1977
Retired
Lineal Middleweight Champion
7 November 1970 – 30 July 1977
Retired
Preceded by
Rodrigo Valdez
WBC Middleweight Champion
26 June 1976 – 30 July 1977
Retired