1975-06-30 Carlos Monzon w rsc 10 (15) Tony Licata, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBA

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1975-06-30 Carlos Monzon w rsc 10 (15) Tony Licata, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WBA. Referee: Tony Perez. Putting up stubborn resistance, Licata (160) forced Monzon (159¾) to raise his game, surviving much longer than the champion had forecast he would. The power was all with Monzon and after taking time to warm up he began to walk through Licata, the latter being put down in the eighth for the mandatory count having been floored by a right to the jaw. Most fighters would have been finished at this point, but back came Licata, throwing punch upon punch in the ninth only to be outhit by Monzon. It was clear that Licata had nowhere to go and in the tenth a crashing right to the jaw put him down for a second time. Back in action it was now just a matter of time and when Licata finally fell on one knee after taking volleys of lefts and rights the referee called a halt with 17 seconds of the session remaining.