Originally Posted by GPater11093
I thought he was fairly lacklustre in it to be honest. I had him just nabbing it by 1 or 2 rounds if i remember right. If you watch the first fight with Griffith you will notice a huge difference in Monzon.
You see, I have, and this is it: I don't get what was so bad about the latter version of Monzon. The way I see it, the only reason the fight was remotely close was because Monzon either ran out of energy or just generally went to sleep after the half-way point. Obviously, he dominated Griffith better in the first fight, but all he was really doing was jabbing and dropping the occasional right hand, and Griffith just couldn't get to him. In the second fight it looked like Griffith had a much more aggressive attitude and was getting inside with a lot more vim, and that forced Monzon to mix it up more - which he did, and looked good doing it. I just don't see how it was an all-round "lacklustre" performance, other than the stamina issue.
I seem to be going against the grain a bit here. Maybe I'm missing something.