Benny Briscoe, from Philadelphia, U.S.A., challenges Carlos Monzon, of Argentina, for the world middleweight boxing?
Benny Briscoe, from Philadelphia, U.S.A., challenges Carlos Monzon, of Argentina, for the world middleweight boxing championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday (11 November). Monzon has a slight weight advantage, weighing-in at 71.816 killogrammes (158 3/4 pounds) against Briscoe's 71.430 killogrammes (158 pounds).
Briscoe has been after a crack at the championship for several years. He met Monzon in a non-championship bout several years ago when they draw. In this coverage, they're both seen in training.
SYNOPSIS: Carlos Monzon of Argentina, preparing to defend his world middleweight boxing title on home ground against Benny Briscoe of the United States.
Monzon has a reputation as a powerful puncher.
He's also swift on his feet, as his sparring partners can testify. There are eighty-three other boxers who bear evidence to his all-round ability--that's the number he's defeated in his climb to the top. He's knocked out fifty-two opponents, and lost only three fights.
Briscoe--known as Bad Bonny in his native Philadelphia--also has a reputation as a hard hitter, and has a similarly impressive record. He's won forty fights, drawn nine and lost two. And even the two men who beat him later suffered for it--when he K.O.'d them in subsequent matches.
Briscoe was one of fourteen children and had a hard upbringing. To save money, his father always had Benny's hair cut to the skin--and he's kept his unique hairstyle ever since. He's knocked out thirty-three men in his time--and he's as determined to add Monzon to the list as Monzon is sure that he'll keep the title. If Briscoe wine the hundred thousand dollar contest he says he'll use some of the money to help underprivileged children in his home area. The match was due to be held in the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires on Saturday.