72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón

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72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón
72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón

72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón

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72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón
72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón

Carlos Monzón
72 years ago was born Carlos Monzón
72 years ago was born the Argentine Carlos Monzon, who became the middleweight champion of the World Boxing Association, and considered one of the best fighters in southern history.

Humble of origin, he had to work from a young age when he discovered his passion for boxing.

He made his first fight in 1959, at age 17, and was amateur until 1962. The following year he made ​​his debut in professional boxing, where he would manage big victories; he would make the Luna Park a mythical place for Argentine boxing, and also carve his name in history alongside the greats like Nino Benvenuti, who ripped of the title to Jose “Mantequilla” Nápoles and, Emile Griffith, among others.

He made a total of 14 successful defenses of his crown. He retired in 1977 with record 87-3-9-1, 29 KO’s.

He died in a car accident on January 8, 1995.

Definitely he was a great of the Latin American Boxing, a figure of Argentine sports.


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