1972-06-17 Carlos Monzon w rtd 13 (15) Jean-Claude Bouttier, Colombes Stadium, Paris, France - WORLD

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1972-06-17 Carlos Monzon w rtd 13 (15) Jean-Claude Bouttier, Colombes Stadium, Paris, France - WORLD. Referee: Rudolf Durst. Bouttier (159), the European champion, gave it his best shot but found that even his best punches were not stopping the champion’s onward march and in the sixth round he was blasted to the floor by a vicious right to the jaw. Forced to take the mandatory ‘eight’ count, Bouttier claimed he had slipped. The Frenchman was soon swapping punches with Monzon (159¼) again but continued to struggle to get inside the latter’s longer reach and was being hit by long looping rights and lefts. Down in the eighth without a count, Bouttier was now more cautious in his approach and in the tenth he had great difficulty focussing, later claiming a thumb in the eye had caused the problem. After shaking Monzon up with a right in the 11th, Bouttier, now also cut on the right eye, was under the cosh in the 12th and at the start of the 13th he remained on his stool.