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MARTY MONROE: A FORGOTTEN CONTENDER

Back in the late 1970′s and early 80′s there was a pretty good heavyweight out on the West Coast. His name was Marty Monroe.

Marty was from Los Angeles and he turned pro in 1974. In 1976 he beat another up and coming heavyweight named Randy Mack. In 1977 he proathlets_img2defeated tough Joe Gholston. In 1978 he defeated Leroy Boone.

In 1980 Marty would lose a decision to the rough and rugged Scott Ledoux. Marty bounced right back with impressive stoppage victories over Lynn Ball and Eddie ” The Animal ” Lopez. Marty was now a force to be reckoned with.

In 1981 Monroe would meet the streaking Greg Page. At this time Page was considered one of the best heavyweight prospects in the game. Greg proved to be too much for Monroe halting a game Marty in the sixth round. That might have been the best performance in the career of Greg Page.

Marty would layoff for two years and then return to win two fights. He ended his career in 1983 with a very respectable 25-2-1 record. He scored sixteen knockouts and was stopped only once.

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  1. Edlinda Gates

    How and when did Marty Monroe die ?

  2. Edlinda Gates

    How and when did Marty Monroe die?