Carlos Monzon beat Rodrigo Valdes to retain his WBA and WBC middleweight titles – July 30, 1977 (This Day In Boxing History)

This Day in Boxing History July 30, 1977 – Carlos Monzon beat Rodrigo Valdes by 15-round unanimous decision in a rematch to retain his WBA and WBC middleweight titles at Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, Monaco.

Monzon, who was knocked down for the first time in 13 years in Round 2, retired after the fight with a record of 87-3-9 with 59 KOs. The Argentine great, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, was the middleweight champion for nearly seven years and made a division-record 14 title defenses, which was eventually eclipsed by Bernard Hopkins.

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