Bennie Briscoe

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The Way We Were: Boxer Bennie Briscoe feared in the ring, loved outside it

The story of Augusta-born boxer Bennie Briscoe could be that of Philadelphia's "Rocky," if the beloved movie tough guy had never won the big fight. Born in 1943, Briscoe left Georgia at 16 with few fond memories, except that he once caddied for President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Augusta National Golf Club and was tipped $100.
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