Originally Posted by itrymariti
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.
Just think Monzon was sharper in the first fight, but good point about him slwoing down after the mid point. Also like you say Griffith had a good strategy the second time round aswell and he thinks he won the fight.