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Old 08-25-2009, 05:50 PM   #16
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I think he got Scott out of there fairly quick, eh?
Yeah he did av just finished reading scots book was a ok read
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:52 PM   #17
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I think he got Scott out of there fairly quick, eh?
Have read the monzon ring interview in the 80's? i would like to read it but cant find it no were
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:50 PM   #18
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Quite possibly because Bob foster was there.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #19
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Have read the monzon ring interview in the 80's? i would like to read it but cant find it no were
Yeah, I had that issue at one time...Monzon was revealed to have had some kind of deal going where he was marketing and selling tv's and stuff, and apparently reversed himself on the subject of training young fighters. At first he said he would do it, but obviously changed his mind. He was still a presence in the Argentine world of tv, commercials and movies, until the abrupt and untimely end of all these activities with his crime.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #20
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Yeah he did av just finished reading scots book was a ok read
I know that Fraser Scott was disqualified in his bout with Nino Benvenuti and that his grandmother knitted his boxing trunks and robes...but that he was dispatched by Monzon. He also, if I remember correctly, had 2 tko victory's over Denny Moyer (?)
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #21
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I know that Fraser Scott was disqualified in his bout with Nino Benvenuti and that his grandmother knitted his boxing trunks and robes...but that he was dispatched by Monzon. He also, if I remember correctly, had 2 tko victory's over Denny Moyer (?)
Yeah moyer said the 2nd times the cuts were caused by head butts off scot, that caused the fight to be stopped, do you know if monzon ever sparred nino lochee? victor galidnez? and joe fraizer?. Sorrie about the spelling i didnt get much schooling

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #22
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As people have already stated. Monzon is the greatest middleweight of all time IMO. But a middleweight is precisely what he was, hence the wise decision to remain there. Conteh would have spelled trouble. And Foster.......
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:37 PM   #23
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If you are a career Middleweight, why fight at Light Heavyweight?

Acts by fighters today like this, help ruin the sport for me now a days.

Why cannot a fighter with a potential stay in a division and dominate it for a few years anymore?

Fighters seem to me to be a little lazy in this age, not prepared to control their weight to stay in a division.

Sure fighters used to move up in the 70s (and earlier), but they generally did this on a sound foundation, of a long career at a lighter weight.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
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He was in talks to fight conteh but it never happend, monzon vs foster is the best fight of the 1970's not to happen. Monzon was known to have to cut alot of weight to make middle he might of been stronger and more powerful at his more natural weight at lightheavy, to me monzon looked a bigger man the conteh and galidnez
It's called fear of Bob Foster, and his mighty left hook.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #25
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It's called fear of Bob Foster, and his mighty left hook.
Like Hagler feared Mike Spink's might right hand? i don't think so. Some fighters just have the sense to stay put in their ideal division.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #26
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Not only was Monzon ideal for 160, but like Hagler after him he was also fully aware and conscious of the division's historical richness and what he was trying to accomplish there. The MW Championship it could be argued, is second only to Heavyweight in terms of prestige.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #27
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It's a relevant question, but staying at middleweight and dominating is alright too.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #28
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I once had the pleasure to ask him. Monzon said '**** that shit!' and then he knifed me, took my wallet, and smoked a cigarette while I bled out on the floor.
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I once had the pleasure to ask him. Monzon said '**** that shit!' and then he knifed me, took my wallet, and smoked a cigarette while I bled out on the floor.
Did you get an autograph before or after he stabbed you ?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #30
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I once had the pleasure to ask him. Monzon said '**** that shit!' and then he knifed me, took my wallet, and smoked a cigarette while I bled out on the floor.
At least he didn't throw you off the balcony.
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