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Old 11-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Talk about delivering the coup de grace. Benvenuti was immensely strong and tough. To watch him retreating to the corner like a wounded animal with Monzon calmly going after him and cutting him down with the climactic shot is just a little bit chilling. About as good a right hand I've ever seen any man throw, and a brutal end to a very bad night for a great fighter - courtesy of an even greater fighter.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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I read the title and knew it was about Monzon

Aside from Louis I can't think of a fighter better fitting to this description.
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i read the title and knew it was about monzon

Aside from louis i can't think of a fighter better fitting to this description.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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A real case could be made for Monzon having a superior straight right cross to Arguello and Louis. His jab and hook were not quite in the class of theirs. He needed his right to be great.
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As good a right hand as a man can throw...thought so back in '70 when watching the tape on Wide World..Cosell did the announcing, and kept referring to the "unknown, unheralded Carlos Monzon"...Monzon's right hand was a bomb and remained so until arthritis took it's toll..that and a bullet lodged in his right shoulder, courtesy of a wife of his.
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The judgement of distance and perfection of timing are absolutely sick. His jab may not have quite had the same level of power as either Louis' or Arguello's, but it found the range and deceived an opponent in terms of disguising the right better than perhaps any I've seen. No matter how good your own defence was, that one-two seemed impossible to get out of the way of.

I could imagine most fighters charging after Benvenuti and jumping on him in a frenetic, untidy way if they had him in a similar situation of peril. But not Monzon. He just glides after him in that cold, emotionless way as if he has all the time in world.

It's as though Nino knew what was coming.
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As good a right hand as a man can throw...thought so back in '70 when watching the tape on Wide World..Cosell did the announcing, and kept referring to the "unknown, unheralded Carlos Monzon"...Monzon's right hand was a bomb and remained so until arthritis took it's toll..that and a bullet lodged in his right shoulder, courtesy of a wife of his.
I always thought the bulltet was lodged in his leg?
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Carlos Monzon could be the biggest and strongest middleweight i have ever seen! every time i watch him he looks more and more like a lightheavyweight! the size of the man's back and shoulders. its unreal to think that he could make that weight when it was day of fight weigh in and still be so strong, can you imagine if monzon would of had day before weigh in
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I always thought the bulltet was lodged in his leg?
No, that's one of those internet fabrications..probably just an innocent mistake broadcast on the web...Monzon was shot twice in the right arm by his wife at the time (1973). One bullet was surgically removed and the other remained for some reason...it no doubt played a role, along with arthritis (Carlos had to have cortisone injections frequently) that caused him to make certain subtle alterations to his style..one being to pull the power of the right and be less dependent on it.
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His jab was superior to Louis or Arguello's imo.

Simply one of the best, most effective right hand punchers of all-time.
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One thing i noticed in some of his fights is that he was very busy with the jab and the one two.
The right hand to sort nino out was indeed a bomb,it seems he was faster and more of a puncher before his injuries set in,yet some of his detractors look at his later fights and say he was mechanical,slow and not a huge puncher ,thats like judging hagler on his 86-87 hagler form instead of the 82-83 or earlier versions...
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can you imagine if monzon would of had day before weigh in
What difference would it have made?
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His jab was superior to Louis or Arguello's imo.

Simply one of the best, most effective right hand punchers of all-time.
Monzon's jab was superior, a hypnotic weapon that lulled his opponents into the range of the right. Monzon was a superior fighter than either Arguello or Louis in the big picture. Not as spectacular perhaps, but he proved himself superior.
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What difference would it have made?

I Suppose it depends on wether he ever had trouble doing the weight.
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I Suppose it depends on wether he ever had trouble doing the weight.
He did for the second Emile Griffith fight but that's about the only time I heard of him having trouble making weight.
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