1972-08-19 Carlos Monzon w rsc 5 (15) Tom Bogs, Idraets Park Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark - WORLD
1972-08-19 Carlos Monzon w rsc 5 (15) Tom Bogs, Idraets Park Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark - WORLD. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Making his fifth defence, Monzon (159) proved far too powerful for Bogs (159½), who was under pressure from the third round onwards after landing several heavy blows on the champion that had no effect. Although his legs began to go in the third Bogs fought on bravely, but at the end of the fourth, having been nailed by a Monzon (159) right to the head the end was in sight. Dropped four times in the fifth, Bogs was overwhelmed by Monzon’s powerful rights, and although he got up from the fourth knockdown the referee had seen enough and brought the fight to a close on the 2.30 mark.
Bennie Briscoe, who had drawn over ten rounds with Monzon back in May 1967, would be the next challenger. Ranked at number seven by The Ring magazine, Briscoe had won 43 of 55 contests, beating Charley Scott, Percy Manning (twice), George Benton, Jimmy Lester, Jose Gonzalez (twice), Vicente Rondon, Tito Marshall, Joe Shaw, Tom Bethea, Carlos Marks and Luis Vinales. Having reversed six of his ten defeats, he was a dangerous opponent, being a durable and solid puncher with both hands, especially to the body.