1973-09-29 Carlos Monzon w pts 15 Jean-Claude Bouttier, Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France - WORLD
1973-09-29 Carlos Monzon w pts 15 Jean-Claude Bouttier, Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France - WORLD. Referee: Harry Gibbs. Scorecards: 145-139, 147-138, 148-145. In a return bout, Bouttier (159) was right in the frame at the end of the 12th, having given as good as he got against a champion who was unable to impress himself on his rival and who was caught by far too many punches. This time round it was Bouttier who made the running, and despite being hurt on occasion Monzon (159¾) failed to follow up. It was only in the final three sessions that Monzon made sure of the win, knocking Bouttier down in each round with clubbing right hands doing the damage while generally staying on the attack. With both men cut over the left eye, at the finish Bouttier’s manager complained that Monzon had been allowed to get away with too many fouls. He went on to say that had the bout been held in America his man would have become champion due to them counting the number of rounds won as opposed to the Continental system of points totalled.