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Conteh vs Monzon

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by he grant, Apr 15, 2018.



  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I've been reading Steve Bunce's book and he details a lot on the career of John Conteh .. among the items I read was that there was semi-serious talk in 74 - 75 of Carlos Monzon moving up to challenge Conteh at 175. I never read that before .. makes a fascinating matchup .. thoughts on that one ?
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Conteh was a fine lhvy,probably faster than Monzon and a little taller,he could box and punch,he beats Carlos at175lbs.
     
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  3. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Hay you read a lot of Steve Bunce ? He's from your side of the pond .. interesting guy with a lot of history ..
     
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  4. Clinton

    Clinton Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I agree 100%. I am of the opinion John gets severely underrated due to the stacked 175 pound era in which he fought. He was terrific and very, very tough.
     
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  5. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't think there's any 160 pounder I'd take against Conteh.
     
  6. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Conteh by decision over Monza ,no doubt s .
     
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  7. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He is the front man for promoter Frank Warren's Box Nation onTV,he is quite knowledgeable but has an irritating squeaky voice which gets higher when he get excited.He writes a column in a national newspaper,better to read than to listen to!
     
  8. Clinton

    Clinton Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Maybe Greb. Maybe. That would be it though.
     
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  9. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Active Member Full Member

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    Conteh on points .excellent boxer too Good for any middle even a legend.
     
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  10. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    I think highly of Barry Jones, he is subtle and insightful.
     
  11. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Active Member Full Member

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    Was just about to say exactly the same thing, He has the ideal voice for print. After your defence of Calzaghe but calling Eubank and, especially, Naz and Broner 'turds', we're on the same page tonight.

    I find Colin Hart's nasal Hodgsonesque voice iwwitating too but doff my cap to him for knowledge.
     
  12. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    Conteh will have atleast 15 pounds in weight advantage here.
     
  13. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Monzon by knockout
     
  14. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Conteh gets rated extremely highly on this forum h2h but his resume appears very underwhelming too me. And from doing research on him, he didn’t have a very long prime.
     
  15. mcvey

    mcvey Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He knows what he is looking at, but I find his sing song South Wales accent rather wearing after a while.