Carlos Monzon vs. Rodrigo Valdez (1st meeting)

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1976-06-26 : Carlos Monzon 159½ lbs beat Rodrigo Valdes 159¾ lbs by UD in round 15 of 15


  • Valdez was dropped to his knees from a straight right in the 14th round.
  • Valdez took six attempts at the weigh-in to get under the limit.
  • Valdez's younger brother had been killed in a knifing incident five days before the fight.
  • Monzon was paid $250,000 for the fight; Valdez $200,000


Preceded by:
Monzon vs. Tonna
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 30
Succeeded by:
Monzon vs. Valdez II
Preceded by:
Valdez vs. Cohen
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 30
Succeeded by:
Monzon vs. Valdez II