Bennie Briscoe

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Bennie Briscoe
Statistics
Real nameBennie Briscoe
Nickname(s)Bad
Rated atMiddleweight
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1943-08-02)August 2, 1943
Augusta, Georgia, United States
DiedDecember 28, 2010(2010-12-28) (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights96
Wins66
Wins by KO53
Losses24
Draws5
 
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Bennie Briscoe
Statistics
Real nameBennie Briscoe
Nickname(s)Bad
Rated atMiddleweight
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1943-08-02)August 2, 1943
Augusta, Georgia, United States
DiedDecember 28, 2010(2010-12-28) (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights96
Wins66
Wins by KO53
Losses24
Draws5

"Bad" Bennie Briscoe (August 2, 1943 – December 28, 2010) was the quintessential Philadelphia boxer.[1]

"Bad" Bennie fought from 1962 to 1982, and retired with a career record of 66 wins (53 by KO) 24 losses and 5 draws. Briscoe was a top-rated Middleweight contender during the 1970s, unsuccessfully challenging for the World Title on three different occasions. His record reads like a "who's who" list of prominent fighters from his era.

Amateur career[edit]

Briscoe had a standout career as an amateur, compiling a record of 70–3 (Source: The Ring, Sept 1963). He won the Middle Atlantic AAU title three times, the last in 1962 at Convention Hall in Philadelphia.

Professional career[edit]

Bennie fought Middleweight champions Marvin Hagler, Vito Antuofermo, Rodrigo Valdez, Emile Griffith and Carlos Monzón. He also fought and defeated future light-heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Tom Bethea, Carlos Marks, Rafael Gutierrez, Charley Scott, Billy "Dynamite" Douglas, George Benton, Vicente Rondon, Jose Gonzales (twice), Art Hernandez, Tony Mundine, Stanley "Kitten" Hayward, Juarez DeLima, Eugene "Cyclone" Hart and Tony Chiaverini. Briscoe also dropped two decisions to former welterweight champion Luis Rodriguez.

Bennie was known for his toughness, strong punch and body punching. He fought future middleweight champion Monzon to a draw in Buenos Aires on May 6, 1967, but dropped a 15 round decision to the champion in a 1972 title match. Briscoe was outpointed by former welterweight and middleweight king Emile Griffith in their first match, but fought Griffith to a draw in a rematch. He was outpointed by future middleweight champions Marvin Hagler and Vito Antuofermo.

Bennie also fought Rodrigo Valdez three times. He was outpointed twice, but Valdez scored a rare KO over Briscoe in an elimination match to determine the WBC middleweight champion on May 25, 1974 - it was the only time in 96 fights that Briscoe was ever stopped. The WBC had decided to "strip" Monzon of its version of the middleweight crown, although the rest of the world continued to recognize Monzon as champion.

Briscoe was one of the most feared middleweights of his era. In 2003, he was named to the The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.[2] His final record was 66-24-5 with 53 knockouts and one No Contest.

Briscoe fought with the Star of David on his boxing trunks in tribute to his managers, first Jimmy Iselin, whose father Phil owned the New York Jets, and Arnold Weiss.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

66 Wins (53 knockouts, 13 decisions), 24 Losses (1 knockout, 23 decisions), 5 Draws, 1 No Contest [3]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Loss10-7-1United States Jimmie SykesUD1015/12/1982Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss16-6-1Canada Ralph HollettSD1001/06/1982Canada Halifax Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win20-2United States Norberto SabaterTKO523/03/1982New Jersey Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win14-2United States Rick NoggleKO623/12/1981Ohio Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton, Ohio, United States
Loss21-8Puerto Rico Nick OrtizSD1030/01/1981New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States3-6, 6-4, 2-8.
Loss43-5-3United States Vinnie CurtoPTS1015/12/1980Massachusetts Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win22-3-2United States Richie "The Bandit" BennettPTS1025/08/1980Pennsylvania Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss21-2-2United States Richie "The Bandit" BennettUD1024/01/1980Pennsylvania Upper Darby Forum, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States44-47, 43-47, 43-50.
Loss42-13-5Luxembourg Clement TshinzaPTS1020/10/1979Belgium Country Hall du Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium
Win18-1United States Teddy MannUD1011/09/1979Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States48-43, 47-42, 47-43.
Win6-5United States Joe BarrientesTKO614/08/1979New Jersey Steel Pier Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win20-5Puerto Rico Nick OrtizPTS1023/05/1979United States DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Loss30-15United States David "Chevy" LoveUD1005/02/1979Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States44-47, 46-47, 41-49.
Loss40-2-1United States Marvin HaglerUD1024/08/1978Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States43-48, 43-49, 44-47.
Win12-3-2United States Bob "The Hunter" PattersonKO524/05/1978Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesPatterson knocked out at 0:31 of the fifth round.
Win21-3United States Tony ChiaveriniTKO831/03/1978Missouri Kansas City Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:05 of the eighth round.
Loss40-3-1Italy Vito AntuofermoUD1004/02/1978New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States7-3, 6-3, 7-2-1.
Loss59-6-2Colombia Rodrigo ValdezUD1505/11/1977Italy Campione d'Italia, ItalyWBA/WBC World Middleweight Title. 144-146, 143-148, 142-149.
Win13-12-1The Bahamas Sammy BarrTKO826/07/1977Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win33-5-1France Jean MateoKO1031/03/1977France Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France
Win15-5-3United States Karl VinsonUD1017/01/1977Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Draw42-30-1United States Willie "Sweetwater" WarrenPTS1020/12/1976France Salle Leyrit, Nice, France
Win5-1-1Mexico Emetrio VillanuevaTKO416/08/1976Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Draw82-20-1United States Virgin Islands Emile GriffithPTS1026/06/1976Monaco Stade Louis II, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Win29-5-1United States Eugene HartKO106/04/1976Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesHart knocked out at 1:49 of the first round.
Win16-20-4United States Jose Martin FloresKO725/02/1976Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesFlores knocked out at 2:45 of the seventh round.
Draw28-5United States Eugene HartPTS1018/11/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States46-44, 44-45, 45-45.
Win13-1-1United States Eddie Mustafa MuhammadSD1018/08/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States46-44, 49-42, 46-44.
Win31-10-4United States Stanley "Kitten" HaywardUD1016/06/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Draw18-2United States Vinnie CurtoPTS1007/04/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States44-46, 46-46, 48-42.
Win14-3United States Lenny HardenKO1014/01/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesHarden knocked out at 1:36 of the tenth round.
Loss78-16-1United States Virgin Islands Emile GriffithMD1009/10/1974Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States41-45, 43-48, 45-45.
Loss50-4-2Colombia Rodrigo ValdezTKO725/05/1974Monaco Stade Louis II, Monte Carlo, MonacoWBC World Middleweight Title.
Win44-2-1Australia Tony MundineKO525/02/1974France Palais des Sports, Paris, France
Win38-20-1United States Willie "Sweetwater" WarrenTKO708/12/1973New Jersey Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:52 of the seventh round.
Win43-24-9Argentina Ruben "El Zurdo" ArochaKO322/10/1973Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesArocha knocked out at 1:24 of the third round.
Loss47-4-2Colombia Rodrigo ValdezPTS1201/09/1973New Caledonia Noumea, New CaledoniaNABF Middleweight Title.
Win27-6-1United States Billy "Dynamite" DouglasTKO825/06/1973Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesNABF Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:42 of the eighth round.
Win46-17-2United States Art HernandezTKO326/03/1973Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesNABF Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:19 of the third round.
Win30-20-9Argentina Carlos Alberto SalinasKO529/01/1973Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesSalinas knocked out at 2:22 of the fifth round.
Loss77-3-9Argentina Carlos MonzonUD1511/11/1972Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWBA/WBC World Middleweight Titles. 139-150, 139-149, 143-149.
Win19-17-5Puerto Rico Luis VinalesTKO711/10/1972Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 2:41 of the seventh round.
Loss18-17-5Puerto Rico Luis VinalesSD1019/04/1972Pennsylvania Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 2:41 of the seventh round.
Win41-16-4Mexico Jorge RosalesKO121/03/1972Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesRosales knocked out at 2:28 of the first round.
Win14-3United States Al QuinneyTKO218/01/1972Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the second round.
Win42-6-3Mexico Rafael "El Presidente" GutierrezKO215/11/1971Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesGutierrez knocked out at 2:17 of the second round.
Win38-39-7United States Charley "Bad News" AustinTKO114/10/1971Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the first round.
Win38-11-5Brazil Juarez De LimaTKO210/08/1971Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win19-9-1Trinidad and Tobago Carlos MarksKO503/05/1971Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesMarks knocked out at 0:31 of the fifth round.
Win11-8-1United States Tom "The Bomb" BetheaTKO622/03/1971Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win1-6United States Ned EdwardsKO212/01/1971Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesEdwards knocked out at 2:25 of the second round.
Win28-13-1United States Harold RichardsonTKO602/11/1970Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win23-14-3United States Eddie "Red Top" OwensKO623/09/1970Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesOwens knocked out at 1:22 of the sixth round.
Win33-8-3United States Joe "Buzz" ShawTKO716/03/1970Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss31-8-3United States Joe "Buzz" ShawMD1018/11/1969Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States44-47, 45-46, 45-45.
Win37-21-8Panama Tito MarshallKO130/09/1969Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesMarshall knocked out at 0:52 of the first round.
Win17-6-1United States Percy ManningKO419/05/1969Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesManning knocked out at 2:06 of the fourth round.
Win35-14-2Puerto Rico Jose "Monon" GonzalezTKO510/03/1969New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Loss30-5-5Brazil Juarez De LimaSD1014/02/1969New York Felt Forum, New York City, United States2-7, 2-8, 7-3.
Win17-4-1Venezuela Vicente RondonTKO826/01/1969Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Win32-27-5United States Charley "Bad News" AustinSD1018/11/1968Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States45-46, 48-42, 47-45.
Win42-6-2Cuba Pedro MirandaKO702/11/1968Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Loss14-3-1Venezuela Vicente RondonUD1023/09/1968Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Win34-12-2Puerto Rico Jose "Monon" GonzalezUD1020/08/1968New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States
Win36-17-6United States Gene "Honey Bear" BryantTKO807/08/1968Nevada Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss30-7-1France Yoland LevequeDQ425/03/1968France Palais des Sports, Paris, France
Loss83-6Cuba Luis Manuel RodriguezUD1015/12/1967New York Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States2-8, 2-7, 4-6.
Win30-6-1United States Jimmy LesterTKO620/11/1967Pennsylvania Philadelphia Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:53 of the sixth round.
Win18-37-4United States Ike WhiteTKO330/10/1967Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win39-12United States Georgie "Deacon" JohnsonTKO409/10/1967Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:51 of the fourth round.
Win11-8United States Bobby "Sweet Boy" WarthenTKO729/05/1967Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the seventh round.
Draw40-3-6Argentina Carlos MonzonPTS1006/05/1967Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Loss76-6Cuba Luis Manuel RodriguezUD1020/03/1967Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States42-48, 43-47, 45-47.
Win54-11-1United States George BentonRTD905/12/1966Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win13-7-3United States C.L. LewisTKO610/10/1966Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
No Contest13-7-3United States C.L. LewisNC425/07/1966Pennsylvania Philadelphia Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss21-2-1United States Stanley "Kitten" HaywardSD1006/12/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States43-48, 47-46, 45-47.
Loss32-10-3Panama Tito MarshallUD1020/09/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win16-13-1United States Doug McLeodKO110/05/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win3-12United States Jimmy "Rent is 2 Damn High" McMillanKO119/04/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss14-3United States Percy ManningPTS1029/03/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win13-11-1United States Dave "Sugar" WyattKO722/02/1965Pennsylvania Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win11-6-1United States "Sir" Walter DanielsPTS830/11/1964Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win14-2United States Percy ManningTKO815/06/1964Pennsylvania Philadelphia Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win33-26United States Charley ScottKO109/03/1964Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesPennsylvania Welterweight Title.
Win10-6-1United States Johnny ClydePTS620/01/1964Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win10-3-1United States Bobby "MI" BellKO102/12/1963Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win5-0-3United States "King" Roosevelt WareTKO411/10/1963Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win3-0United States Joe "Will" ClarkPTS422/07/1963Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win3-5United States Cash WhiteTKO225/04/1963Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win16-8United States Chuck McCrearyPTS625/03/1963Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win1-3United States "Average" Joe SmithKO628/02/1963Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesSmith knocked out at 1:47 of the sixth round.
Win1-0United States Brad SilasKO411/02/1963Pennsylvania Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win8-6-2United States Charley LittleKO114/01/1963Pennsylvania Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win4-5-1United States Dave "Sugar" WyattKO313/12/1962Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win1-0United States Sam SamuelsPTS410/09/1962Pennsylvania Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Death[edit]

Bennie Briscoe died on December 28, 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bertucci, Frank (29 December 2010). "Legendary Philly fighter Bennie Briscoe dies at 67". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ring Magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers". Ring Magazine. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bennie Briscoe : Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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