40. Argentina – On the Ropes

Carlos Monzón was Argentina’s golden son: a man with a humble background who managed to win the boxing World Middleweight Championship – a title he defended 14 times. But his violence did not stay inside the ring. On the morning of February 14th 1988, in a domestic dispute, he murdered his wife, then threw her half-naked body over the railing of a second floor balcony. Yet, this brutal event did not change his fan’s opinion of him. With the mother of his son no longer alive, he was no less of  a hero in their eyes.

Helplines for domestic violence:

US: 1-800-799-7233

UK: 0808 2000 247

Australia: 1-800-737-732

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Resources 

YouTube

Documentary of Warrior Boxer

Monzón vs Napoles

Articles

Crazy Fist: The Life and Times of Boxer Carlos Monzón

Carlos Monzón – A Glamorous But Tragic Life

Tragedy Unfolds of Argentine Boxer Accused of Homicide

What made Carlos Monzón great?

Susana and Pelusa – intimate enemies
Lo que nadie reveló, a 28 años de aquel nocaut que la vida le propinó a Carlos Monzón

Web

Wikipedia – Carlos Monzón

Wikipedia – Alicia Muñiz                                                                         

Created& Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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