In Argentine boxing the great Carlos Monzon, the was the formidable middleweight world champion from 1970 and 1977.
The special guests were Silvia Monzón his daughter, and the great journalists Osvaldo Principi and Silvana Carsetti. Together traveled back into that time, when Carlos was the middleweight king.
Carlos had a difficult life, because when he was in the third grade of primary school, he abandoned his studies to start working to support his family. Then he became a superb boxer.
Silvia, remembers her father in a loving way, because as she recalls: “My father was not a very expressive man, but in his way he was always present and made you feel his love.” During this trip into her memories, she shared a vivid moment when they both sat down to do homework and he drew a COWBOY from numbers.
She also recognized that being the daughter of Monzón was quite an adventure and when she was young, she could not measure what Carlos represented. Silvia can only recognize herself as lucky and grateful.
Osvaldo Principi says that Carlos represents the sports summit, as he has been the athlete who has given Argentina the most number of victories. A giant figure that permeated the environment with something unique and special.
Osvaldo who was very close to Monzón recalled the great feats of this world champion, but also the man. He remembers the most beloved rival of the Argentine boxer was Jean Claude Bouttier, a Frenchman who he fought, but also They became good friends.
Journalist Silvana Carsetti joked with her colleague, when she said that she envied not having been born at that time, because the way Osvaldo spoke of Carlos or Nino Benvenuti is fascinating. For Silvana, the name of Carlos Monzón went beyond sports, because his fight to get ahead and become one of the most recognized men in all of Argentina is inspiring.
A highly emotional talk where we toured different passages of Carlos’s life. Today is 43 years since his retirement. Many stories that let us see why he is considered one of the best athletes from Argentina.
𝗪𝗕𝗖 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 91 "CARLOS MONZON ”𝗔𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘: https://forms.gle/pYtnQvPUKXXtqYvX6Jueves 30 de Julio🥊 11:00 am CDMX / 09:00 am L.A TimeCon:Mauricio Sulaimán Presidente WBCWorld Boxing CouncilUniversidad LiberQuaré#WBCStayHomeStaySafe
Posted by WBCUniversity on Thursday, July 30, 2020