Louis Monaco

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Louis Monaco
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Real name Louis Monaco
Nickname(s) The Facelifter
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality American
Born (1968-04-28) April 28, 1968 (age 49)
Denver, Colorado
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 57
Wins 16
Wins by KO 8
Losses 36
Draws 5
No contests 0

Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco (born April 28, 1968 in Denver, Colorado) is a professional boxer in the heavyweight division and the former CAM (Canadian American Mexican) heavyweight champion. Nicknamed "The Facelifter," Monaco is a clubfighter who fought several significant fighters of his era.[1]

Early life[edit]

Monaco turned pro in 1995 at the age of twenty-seven, after a professional bodybuilding career.

Pro career[edit]

In Monaco’s second bout, his opponent Eric "Butterbean" Esch quickly connected with a devastating right hand that knocked Monaco out. The referee immediately called a halt to the bout as Monaco lay motionless at the edge of the ring.[2] He would go on to fight Trevor Berbick, Kirk Johnson, Vitali Klitschko, Lamon Brewster, Fres Oquendo, Lance Whitaker, and Maurice Harris.[3] But he also had some notable successes, particularly earlier in his career, when he drew with former kickboxer Rick Roufus, knocked out Peter McNeeley and beat Michael Dokes. His biggest win came by knockout over a then-undefeated Kevin McBride.[4]

Buster Douglas[edit]

On May 13, 1997, Monaco faced Buster Douglas as part of the former world champion's comeback after six years of inactivity. The fight was carried on national television as part of a USA Tuesday Night Fights program, and was Monaco's first fight since he defeated Dokes. Although Monaco had hurt Douglas and left him on unsteady legs in the first round, Douglas managed to survive to finish the round. As the referee stepped in to separate the two fighters, Monaco caught Douglas flush with a right hook that dropped him to the canvas. Douglas required assistance to rise to his feet, and since the punch came after the bell it was considered a foul and Douglas was given five minutes to recover. He was not able to continue and Monaco was disqualified as a result.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

16 Wins (8 knockouts, 8 decisions), 38 Losses (13 knockouts, 23 decisions), 5 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 12–2–1 United States Eric Boose TKO 5 09/02/2008 Washington (state) Rochester, Washington, United States Northwest Boxing Association Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:22 of the fifth round due to Monaco's left eye being swollen shut.
Draw 24–9–3 United States Donnell "Cadillac" Wiggins MD 10 19/01/2008 Washington (state) Tacoma, Washington, United States 95–95, 95–95, 96–94.
Win 1–4–1 United States Justin "Tweeter" Wrede KO 1 16/03/2007 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States Wrede knocked out at 0:37 of the first round.
Loss 23–3 United States Raphael "The Silencer" Butler DQ 6 12/01/2007 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Monaco disqualified at 1:56 of round 6 due to an illegal groin strike.
Loss 8–0 United States Joey "Ice Cold" Abell TKO 4 13/10/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:30 of the fourth round after Abell unleashed a flurry of hooks on Monaco.
Win 8–3–1 United States Kenny "Sagrado Warrior" Lemos UD 6 22/09/2006 Colorado Commerce City, Colorado, United States 60–54, 60–54, 60–54.
Loss 10–0 Trinidad and Tobago Kertson "The Pride of Tobago" Manswell TKO 8 15/06/2006 Trinidad and Tobago Fyzabad, Trinidad & Tobago Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the eighth round.
Loss 26–1–1 United States Terry "The Troublemaker" Smith UD 8 27/04/2006 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 73–78, 73–78, 74–78.
Loss 29–3–1 United States Lance "Mount" Whitaker TKO 3 26/08/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:30 of the third round.
Loss 28–2 United States China "The Dragon" Smith UD 10 29/07/2005 Florida Sarasota, Florida, United States 91–98, 91–98, 92–97.
Win 0–3 United States Ross "Da Boss" Brantley TKO 2 15/04/2005 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:34 of the second round.
Loss 20–0 United States "Fast" Eddie Chambers UD 10 03/12/2004 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 90–100, 92–98, 90–100.
Loss 19–0 United States Malik Scott UD 8 04/11/2004 Texas San Antonio, Texas, United States 72–80, 72–80, 73–79.
Win 25–13–1 Canada Shane "Kid Thunder" Sutcliffe UD 10 24/04/2004 Montana Billings, Montana, United States Canadian American Mexican Heavyweight Title. 96–94, 98–92, 99–91.
Draw 5–1 United States Kenny "Sagrado Warrior" Lemos MD 6 28/02/2004 Colorado Thornton, Colorado, United States 57–58, 57–57, 57–57.
Loss 4–1 United States Kenny "Sagrado Warrior" Lemos UD 4 14/09/2003 Colorado Johnstown, Colorado, United States 35–40, 37–38, 36–39. Monaco was knocked down in the second round.
Loss 35–4 United States Jeremy "Half Man-Half Amazing" Williams KO 1 17/03/2002 California Oroville, California, United States Monaco knocked out at 0:29 of the first round.
Loss 6–0 United States Malik Scott SD 6 13/10/2001 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 57–56, 54–60, 54–60.
Win 4–7–1 United States Ritchie Goosehead TKO 2 25/08/2001 North Dakota New Town, North Dakota, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the second round.
Loss 11–0–1 United States Robert Wiggins UD 6 26/07/2001 New York (state) New York City, United States
Loss 15–7–3 United States Zuri Lawrence UD 6 04/05/2001 Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 13–0 Nigeria David Defiagbon UD 8 04/10/2000 Oregon Canyonville, Oregon, United States
Loss 19–4 Tonga Israel Armenta KO 8 05/05/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Monaco knocked out at 1:27 of the eighth round.
Win 11–85–1 United States Rocky Bentley UD 4 14/12/1999 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 1–5–1 United States Jason Jackson KO 1 02/12/1999 Missouri Saint Charles, Missouri, United States Jackson knocked out at 2:17 of the first round.
Win 2–0 United States Chris "Cold Steel" Thomas UD 4 16/10/1999 Indiana Merrillville, Indiana, United States
Win 11–83–1 United States Rocky Bentley UD 4 29/09/1999 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 13–9–2 United States Maurice "Mo Bettah" Harris TKO 1 22/05/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the first round.
Loss 9–0 United States Charles Shufford UD 6 06/05/1999 Washington (state) Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 26–13–1 United States Ross "The Boss" Puritty PTS 8 22/04/1999 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 10–1–1 United States Edward Wright PTS 8 01/04/1999 Idaho Worley, Idaho, United States
Loss 15–1 Cuba Elieser Castillo UD 8 30/01/1999 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–0 United States Fres "The Big O" Oquendo PTS 6 11/12/1998 Colorado Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Loss 14–3–1 United States Derrick Banks PTS 6 07/11/1998 North Dakota Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Loss 17–0 United States "Relentless" Lamon Brewster KO 2 14/06/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 15–0 United States Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett UD 6 09/05/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 15–0 Ukraine "Dr. Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko KO 3 07/03/1998 Germany Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Loss 9–2 United States Anthony "T-Bone" Green PTS 8 27/02/1998 California Studio City, California, United States
Loss 5–0 United States Lawrence Clay Bey UD 10 18/11/1997 Maryland Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States 71–80, 71–80, 71–80.
Loss 22–0 Canada Kirk "Bubba" Johnson TKO 7 12/07/1997 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the seventh round.
Loss 14–0 United States Gary "Bring Da Pain" Bell UD 10 01/07/1997 New Jersey Wildwood, New Jersey, United States 93–97, 93–98, 92–98.
Win 5–8 United States Jessie Henry KO 8 24/05/1997 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 34–5–1 United States James "Buster" Douglas DQ 1 13/05/1997 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Monaco knocked out Douglas with a punch after the bell had rang for the first round. Douglas could not recover and was awarded the fight by disqualification.
Win 53–4–2 United States Michael "Dynamite" Dokes PTS 10 05/04/1997 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States Monaco knocked down Dokes in the first round.
Win 19–0–1 Republic of Ireland Kevin "The Clones Colossus" McBride TKO 5 07/02/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the fifth round.
Loss 27–2 United States Jeremy "Half Man-Half Amazing"Williams KO 3 19/12/1996 California Reseda, California, United States Monaco knocked out at 1:35 of the third round.
Loss 20–0 United States "Big" Michael Grant TKO 3 06/10/1996 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 44–8–1 Canada Trevor Berbick UD 10 18/09/1996 New York (state) Westbury, New York, United States 94–96, 94–96, 94–97.
Win 40–2 United States Peter "Hurricane" McNeeley TKO 5 13/07/1996 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States Referee stopped the fight at 2:57 of the fifth round.
Loss 8–0 United States Cody "The Alaskan Assassin" Koch UD 4 04/06/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 36–40, 36–40, 36–40.
Win 8–0–1 United States Mark Connolly PTS 4 27/04/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0–3 United States Rudy Gutierrez TKO 4 06/04/1996 Idaho Boise, Idaho, United States
Draw -- United States Tyrone Castell PTS 4 28/03/1996 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 7–0–1 United States Mark Connolly UD 4 15/03/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 6–1 United States Rick "Jet" Roufus PTS 4 26/01/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–0 United States Butterbean KO 1 01/12/1995 California Indio, California, United States Monaco was down thrice and out at 1:50 of the first round.
Win 0–2 United States Terry Lopez SD 4 18/08/1995 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States

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