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Shannon Briggs

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Shannon Briggs grew up on the tough streets of Brooklyn. As an adult, he became a professional boxer where he amassed a professional record of 51-6-1(45 KOs). Briggs is best known for his devastating power and 30 of his 45 knockouts have come in the first round. He is most well known for winning a close decision of George Foreman to claim the Linear Heavyweight Title. After Briggs beat George Foreman he then lost to Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title. In their 1998 fight, Briggs had Lewis in trouble early but lost by TKO in the fifth round. Shannon won the WBO heavyweight title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich in the last round of a November 4, 2006, matchup. In his first title defense Shannon Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov on March 10, 2007; however, Briggs pulled out of the fight because he was diagnosed with "aspirational pneumonia." The fight was rescheduled fifty days later in Atlantic City on June 2, 2007, with Briggs losing in a unanimous decision. On October 16, 2010 Briggs fought in a WBC title challenge against Vitali Klitschko in Hamburg. He endured a heavy beating for 12 rounds and lost in a unanimous decision. After the fight he was taken to a hospital where he was treated in intensive care and found to have suffered a left orbital fracture (along with another facial fracture), a broken nose, a burst ear drum, and a torn left bicep. Even though he lost this fight he showed tremendous heart and toughness, enduring punishment that would have put most heavyweights on the canvas.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Shannon Briggs Says He Started His Own Sports Agency

Shannon Briggs
Boxing Schmoxing ... I Started A Sports Agency!!

If you thought Shannon Briggs was gonna sit on his ass during his ban from boxing, you were DEAD WRONG, 'cause the champ is making use of his time by starting his own sports agency. Briggs got… READ MORE >

Shannon Briggs Says He's Sorry He Didn't Get To Kick Wladimir Klitschko's Ass

Shannon Briggs
I'm Sad Klitschko Retired I Didn't Get To KO Him!!

Shannon Briggs says he's heartbroken Wladimir Klitschko hung up his gloves ... 'cause he never got the chance to KICK THE LIVING HELL OUT OF HIM. Briggs famously tormented Klitschko for years ...… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Shannon Briggs -- Boxing Should Take Cue from WWE ... Big Crazy Promos! (VIDEO)

Shannon Briggs
Boxing Should Take Cue from WWE ... Big Crazy Promos!

Shannon Briggs has a real plan to resurrect boxing ... by using something fake ... saying he thinks he can make the sweet science hot again ... by acting like a WWE wrestler. TMZ Sports talked… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
Shannon Briggs -- Calls Out Boxing Star ... You're a SUCKA!!! (VIDEO)

Shannon Briggs
Calls Out Boxing Star ... You're a SUCKA!!!

Shannon Briggs is declaring war on boxing champ David Haye -- claiming the guy's a "sucka" who weaseled his way out of a heavyweight fight ... because he's scared.  Briggs says Haye PROMISED… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Shannon Briggs -- Deontay Wilder's a Coward ... I'll Fight You For Free!

Shannon Briggs
Deontay Wilder's a Coward ... I'll Fight You For Free!

Boxing superstar Shannon Briggs is calling out the heavyweight champ -- saying Deontay Wilder is a lying "COWARD" who's smearing his good name ... 'cause he's secretly scared out of his… READ MORE >

- 624 days ago
Deontay Wilder -- Bring On Shannon Briggs ... If He Passes Drug Test

Deontay Wilder
Bring On Shannon Briggs ... If He Passes Drug Test

He's set to fight in January -- though no opponent has been selected -- but WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder says he's got his sights set on Shannon Briggs ... if Briggs can prove he's not on… READ MORE >

- 624 days ago
Shannon Briggs -- Inking Deal to Fight Klitschko ... 'It's Going Down!'

Shannon Briggs
Inking Deal to Fight Klitschko ... 'It's Going Down!'

LET'S GO CHAMP!!!  2-time heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs just told "TMZ Sports" hes' FINALLY getting his fight with Wladimir Klitschko ... after roughly TWO YEARS of chasing the guy down… READ MORE >

- 637 days ago
Shannon Briggs -- I Got DA BEST Voice For My New Video Game ... DJ KHALED

Shannon Briggs
I Got DA BEST Voice For My New Video Game ... DJ KHALED

Shannon Briggs is taking some time off from terrorizing Wladimir Klitschko ... to create a new video game he says will feature one of the most famous voices in hip-hop ... DJ Khaled!!! TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 685 days ago
Shannon Briggs Vs. Klitschko -- Evander Holyfield Breaks Up Gym Fight

Shannon Briggs Vs. Klitschko
Evander Holyfield Breaks Up Gym Fight

The Shannon Briggs vs. Wladimir Klitschko feud just hit new levels -- with tensions exploding in a Florida gym ... and Evander Holyfield had to jump in to save the day ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 719 days ago
Wladimir Klitschko -- Blasts Shannon Briggs ... Speedboat Stunt Wasn't Funny

Wladimir Klitschko
Blasts Shannon Briggs Speedboat Stunt Wasn't Funny

Wladimir Klitschko says he wasn't laughing when Shannon Briggs chased him with his speedboat last year ... warning that someone needs to stop Shannon's wild antics before someone gets hurt. … READ MORE >

- 848 days ago
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