Wednesday 7 August 2019

Carlos Monzon

Carlos Monzon (1942-1995), all-time great middleweight boxing boxing champion. Untitled asphalt paint and enamel paper by Matthias Danna (2012).

“Someday in my country a boy of dark skin and jet-black hair will appear with an inexpressive face and a complete lack of emotion in the ring. His fists will remind the world where the Argentine Republic is located.”

- Luis Angel Firpo.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2019)

Adeyinka Makinde is based in London, England. He is the author of the biographies Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula and Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal. He is also a contributor to the Cambridge Companion to Boxing.

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