Argentinian boxer Carlos Monzon was a terrifying force both inside and outside of the ring. Violence was simply a way of life for Monzon, who was raised in poverty in the slums of Santa Fe. Boxing was his way out, and he quickly became one of Argentina’s favorite sons, pulverizing opponents with his staggering right hands and inhuman endurance.
Although his fame captivated the nation, Monzon also had a dark side, and was prone to outbursts of violence. His public beatings laid out to members of the press put multiple men in the hospital, and he was eventually imprisoned for throwing his wife off of a hotel balcony to her death.