1970-11-07 Carlos Monzon w co 12 (15) Nino Benvenuti, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WORLD
1970-11-07 Carlos Monzon w co 12 (15) Nino Benvenuti, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WORLD. Referee: Rudolf Drust. Producing only flashes of his ability at the highest level, the champion was put under pressure by Monzon (159¾) for much of the fight and after the second round he was unable to halt the relentless march of the Argentinian. Despite the fans being in uproar at the end of the sixth after Monzon struck Benvenuti (159¾) following the bell, the challenger just got on with the job. Almost finished off in the seventh when badly hurt by blows to head and body, by now Benvenuti was tiring and although he had a good tenth round, stopping Monzon in his tracks several times, he was on the receiving end throughout the 11th. There was no doubting that Benvenuti was now in serious difficulty and he was counted out on the two-minute marker after being put down by a thunderbolt of a right hand to the jaw.