This Day in Boxing

Marvin Hagler Beats Bennie Briscoe This Day August 24, 1978

 

Marvin Hagler Beats Bennie Briscoe This Day August 24, 1978

 

 

  • Marvin Hagler 159 lbs
  • Bennie Briscoe 161¼ lbs
  • UD in round 10
  • Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: Tommy Reid 48-43
  • Judge: Paul Harris 49-43
  • Judge: John Stewart 47-44

 

Notes:

Hagler was ranked 8th by both the WBA and WBC.

Briscoe was ranked 5th by the WBA and 10th by the WBC.

There was a crowd of 14,930 at the Spectrum, which was a record for a non-title bout.

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