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Boxer Shannon Briggs

Fight with Wladimir Klitschko Was Real

... 'He's a Punk'

7/31/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Former heavyweight boxing champ Shannon Briggs says his hostile encounter with Wladimir Kitschko this week was 100% REAL ... telling TMZ Sports he LOATHES the guy and wants to set up a fight, STAT.  

Footage of Briggs crashing Wladimir's workout in South Florida this week went viral -- with Shannon getting right in the Ukrainian legend's face to challenge him to a brawl. 

"I went there to fight totally for free ... with no gloves," Briggs says ... "He's a punk."

So, where does the hostility come from? Briggs says Wladimir dissed him in public a few years ago for no reason -- treating Briggs like a nobody outside of a random event. 

Now, Briggs says he feels like the only way he can let that go is if he gets the chance to pound Wladimir's face into a jelly.  

"I'm putting pressure on him daily. He's going to fight me or leave this country. I came back to boxing just to whoop his ass." 

Stay tuned ...

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23 COMMENTS

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1.

celtics34    

Fake they are both laughing the whole time

49 days ago
2.

Bob Barker    

Klitschko would not have lasted in 90s heavyweight boxing with Tyson,Holyfield,Foreman,Lewis. He is lucky he fights in this era. With that being said he would have beaten that loud mouth negro.

49 days ago
3.

iBetty    

Funny how Shannon Briggs named all those no names but he's a no name too! LMMFAO

49 days ago
4.

iBetty    

Shannon Briggs needs money and this would be a big fight for him but For Klitschko this would be a step down, not worth the purse. Klitschko trainer is better of just hiring Shannon Briggs to spar with Klitschko! LMAO

49 days ago
5.

m2    

Meanwhile,in Ukraine....

49 days ago
6.

Passthepeas    

Wladimir made a dummy out of that...dummy.
Ukrainians aren't afraid of you people.

49 days ago
7.

Trixielolo77    

Hmmmm, seems a bit too emotional for a man his age to get so upset over some silly diss that happened years ago, isnt it?

49 days ago
8.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

big bro vitali already kicked his ass once. briggs is a has been that never was anything. there has been a steady stream of us clowns going over to germany to get their asses beat by wlad. briggs must be behind on his alimony or something.

48 days ago
9.

Morton Lipshitz    

Ali would of kicked both of their AZZES!

48 days ago
10.

cjakes    

He's just like Mr T in Rocky III

48 days ago
11.

New Orleans    

Shannon couldn't beat Betty White.

48 days ago
12.

Whickey    

This guy isn't serious about winning he just wants a payday... Who can I punk so that I can get punked in the ring to make a little cash... Briggs...get a job like everyone else.

48 days ago
13.

craig    

Notice who was separating the two. Former HW champ Michael Moorer. And it was 100% real

48 days ago
14.

mikeR    

Lol, briggs is a dreamer, Who knows if it was real or fake...but I think he probably just needs some cash. Klitsko would destroy him

48 days ago
15.

James     

shannon briggs a sucka.. ol jealous lookin dude

48 days ago
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