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JANUARY 18, 1972

 
 

 

BRISCOE TKOs QUINNEY AT ARENA;
LOOKS TOWARD REMATCH WITH MONZON

Number One middleweight contender Bennie Briscoe opened 1972 with a TKO victory over Buffalo's Al Quinney on this date before 3,323 Philadelphia Arena fans.

The fireworks started almost immediately as Briscoe blasted his spidery 6' 1" foe with his usual right and left-hand bombs, scoring a knockdown toward the end of the first round. But that was just the warm-up. In round two, Briscoe whacked away at Quinney, putting him down three times in 1:45 for the automatic stoppage. It was Briscoe's 10th KO in a row.

The win lifted Bennie's record to 41-9-1-1 NC (34 KO) and pointed him back toward old rival Carlos Monzon, by then the middleweight king. Briscoe's prior draw with a pre-champion Monzon was disputed by many who felt Bennie should have gotten the decision. Thus a  rematch was a natural and was hotly anticipated by boxing fans. However, steering Monzon back into the ring with the ever-tough Briscoe would prove to be a challenge. None the less, it would happen by the end of the year.   

 
 
  OTHER FIGHT RESULTS ON THIS DATE:
  1937 - Gus Dorazio KO2 George Marsh at Philadelphia
  1940 - Johnny Forte KO4 Johnny Brooks at Philadelphia

  1971 - Ricardo Arredondo TKO10 Augie Pantellas at the Spectrum in South Philly

  1971 - Willie 'The Worm' Monroe W10 Alvin Phillips at the Spectrum in South Philly
  1972 - Miguel Barreto W10 Mario Saurennann at the Arena in West Philly
  1972 - Richie Kates TKO3 Elliott Miller at the Arena in West Philly
  1972 - Roy 'Tiger' Williams W10 Roger Russell at the Arena in West Philly (PA Heavywt. Title)
  1974 - William Watson W8 Alfonso Hayman at the Arena in West Philly
  1992 - Meldrick Taylor W12 Glenwood Brown at Pennsylvania Hall in West Philadelphia
  2002 - Tim Witherspoon TKO1 Ed White at Raleigh, NC
 

 

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