Name: Bennie Briscoe
Alias: Bad Bennie
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Died: 2010-12-28 (Age:67)
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 71″ / 180cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainers: Yancey Durham, George Benton & Joey Fariello
Manager: Jim Iselin (circa 1968)
Briscoe was a top-rated Middleweight contender during the 1970s, unsuccesfully challenging for the World Title on three different occasions.
In his first fight with Carlos Monzon in Argentina, Briscoe walked away with a draw. He said getting a draw in Argentina is getting a victory in the United States. In his rematch with Monzon for the title, Briscoe badly stunned the champion in the 9th round, but failed to score a knockout. Monzon always respected Briscoe, and when the champion was New York, he gave Briscoe a warm greeting.
Briscoe always wore a Jewish Star of David on his boxing trunks. Boxing magazines and news reports in the early 1970s, said he was practicing the Jewish faith.
Amateur record: 70-3 (Source: The Ring, Sept 1963)
Also see: The Ring Magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers