1971-09-25 Carlos Monzon w rsc 14 (15) Emile Griffith, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WORLD
1971-09-25 Carlos Monzon w rsc 14 (15) Emile Griffith, Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - WORLD. Referee: Ramon Berumen. In giving the hard-hitting champion one of the toughest fights of his career, Griffith (154), with a height-and-reach disadvantage, showed tremendous courage. It was only in the seventh that Monzon (159) caught up with Griffith, and although he twice had the veteran in trouble he let him off the hook. After the tenth when Griffith began to tire Monzon stepped it up, landing thumping rights to the head and body, but at that stage there was no real sign of the contest finishing. However, in the 14th, when Monzon finally let the punches go, Griffith, his right eye partially closed and his left eye showing signs of wear, was backed against the ropes and hit non-stop for what seemed an age before the referee called a halt with 11 seconds of the round remaining.