Honestly never cared for him. I wouldn't give a dollar for his ability. He'd fair horribly against guys like McCallum, Nunn,Hearns, Hopkins, Hagler, Jones, etc etc etc
I basically think they're a level above. McClellan as well would take him to task IMO. His best win was over Napoles who had no business at middleweight. Feel free to poke holes though.That is a fairly diverse bunch of fighters you have listed there, with a range of attributes, skills, strengths and weaknesses.
What do you mean by fighter "like McCallum, Nunn,Hearns, Hopkins, Hagler, Jones"?
To say he'd fair horribly, implies there is some stylistic issue he would not be able to overcome, but I struggle to see what the common stylistic factor is between that group. The only thing I see is that Monzon was a big middleweight for his day and unlike some tall fighters he did not have an issue with smaller men, in fact he was expert in applying his physical advantages. Hagler aside, all of those guys would at very least match Monzon's dimensions.
Do you just think they are all simply a level above? Because I have watched all extensively and cannot agree with you.
Each one is a very good fighter, if not a great fighter. Some of those names would be the best Monzon had faced, the rest would be close to it.
I'd have to give it a lot of thought over which of those names I'd favour over him but to say he would fair horribly against all, is a massive stretch, in fact I could punch holes in theory pretty quickly with one or two of them.
I basically think they're a level above. McClellan as well would take him to task IMO. His best win was over Napoles who had no business at middleweight. Feel free to poke holes though.
Jose Napoles vs Ernie Lopez 1
Another fighter he faced twice was Lopez, first in 70
Jose Napoles vs Ernie Lopez 2
Jose Napoles vs Billy Backus 2
Finally, we need Carlos Monzon vs Jose Napolez in 1974 for the undisputed world middleweight title
Tony Mundine Sr
This fella up on my list now. I've watched the Briscoe defeat earlier and we saw he was a kinda flashy fighter.
Think the footage is thin on the ground but I'm going to start with a reported classic that came early in his career.
Tony Mundine vs Kalu Mahanga
Little bit of footage of Mundine vs Griffith
And late career stuff against Bunny Johnson
(Interesting fact, Tony also fought Bunny Sterling, can't be many fighters dmfaced two Bunnys in their time)