1973-06-02 Carlos Monzon w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WORLD

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1973-06-02 Carlos Monzon w pts 15 Emile Griffith, Louis 11 Stadium, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WORLD. Referee: Piero Brambilla. Scorecards: 147-145, 147-143, 147-144. Looking like a fighter who’d had better days, the champion had great difficulty in holding off the 35-year-old Griffith (157) as the veteran frequently beat him to the punch and had him worried. For the opening ten rounds it looked as though there might be a new champion, especially with Griffith absorbing the punches coming his way to outfight Monzon (159). It was only in the tenth that Monzon began to look his real self, and by the 12th the fight was shifting away from Griffith. In the 14th, Griffith, who was cut on the right eye, came under immense pressure as Monzon loaded up, but with both men tiring the latter was comfortably contained in the final session.