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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 »

Wladimir Klitschko and Shannon Briggs -- Boxers Brawl Over Bowl of Pasta (VIDEO)

Klitschko & Briggs
Boxers Brawl Over Bowl of Pasta

Current heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and ex-champ Shannon Briggs went at it in a Miami restaurant in a scene straight out of Rocky III -- and now we have the video.TMZ Sports broke the… READ MORE >

Ex Boxing Champ Shannon Briggs -- Eats Wladimir Klitschko's Food, Ends Up in Emergency Room

Shannon Briggs
Eats Klitschko's Food ... Ends Up in the Hospital

Ex-heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs went toe-to-toe with Wladimir Klitschko in the most insane way -- but did it in flip flops -- and ended up landing himself in the hospital with an injured… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Boxer Shannon Briggs -- Fight with Wladimir Klitschko Was Real ... 'He's a Punk'

Boxer Shannon Briggs
Fight with Wladimir Klitschko Was Real ... 'He's a Punk'

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,… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Shannon 'The Cannon' Briggs -- K.O.'d In $420,000 Legal Bout

Shannon 'The Cannon' Briggs
K.O.'d In $420K Legal Bout

Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record -- because he just suffered a trouncing in court ... for nearly half a million bucks.Shannon's ex-publicist… READ MORE >

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