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This Day June 30, 1975 Carlos Monzon KOs Tony Licata

Carlos Monzon KOs Tony Licata This Day June 30, 1975

Carlos Monzon retains the middleweight crown with 10th round TKO



Carlos Monzon 159¼ lbs

Tony Licata 160 lbs

TKO at 2:43 in round 10 of 15

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Referee: Tony Perez

World Boxing Association Middleweight Title (11th defending of Monzon)


In a televised fight, Middleweight Champion Carlos Monzon (in his only title bout at Madison Square Garden) found a competitive and game opponent in young Tony Licata. Monzon was clearly ahead on points and dominated the bout with frequent combinations. Licata tried hard, and landed on occasion, but he was hit more often and had trouble penetrating Monzon’s defenses.

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