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Cigarettes and boxing: An all-time great was a serious chain smoker?

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:00AM ET
Today, we know smoking cigarettes is a health hazard and a serious detriment to athletic performance.  

July 30, 1977: Carlos Monzon defends his WBC & WBA titles for the last time

Jul 30, 2013 - 09:08AM ET
On July 30, 1977 Argentinian Carlos Monzon (career record: 87-3-9, 59 KO) defended his WBC and WBA middleweight belts against the challenge of Rodrigo Valdes (career record: 74-8-3, 40 KO).  

Carlos Monzon

Apr 05, 2011 - 08:05PM ET
CARLOS MONZON became middleweight champion in 1970 when he scored a 12th-round knockout of fellow Hall of Famer Nino Benvenuti. Monzon went on to make a division-record 14 title defenses.Among his victims were Benvenuti, Emile Griffith (twice), Denny Moyer, Bennie…