Shannon Briggs Says He Has Date Confirmed For Wladimir Klitschko Fight

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | 0

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According to former WBO heavyweight champion “The Cannon”, Wladimir Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs is set for September. Briggs (57-6, 50 Ko’s), has been trolling the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 Ko’s) non stop recently. All this, and still no title fight for Briggs.

Waldimir Klitschko got booked in for Bryant Jennings on April 25th, but Briggs says he will still fight the champion. Check out what “The Cannon” told

“I have a date with Klitschko set for September, if not sooner, His people have confirmed that – we’ve got a date. We’re looking at September. We’re looking at Hamburg, but hopefully we can change that venue to somewhere in America. That’s what we’re working on. Hopefully it can happen, if not in September then July or August. I feel great, I’m in phenomenal shape. I’m looking forward to fighting soon.”

Surely the former WBO champ is trolling again? Briggs continues, saying he already turned down April 25th for broadcast reasons:

“I had that date, I turned it down,” added Briggs. “There was the fact that [American television network] HBO are not big Shannon Briggs fans at the present, they were really pushing for Jennings. I was asked to take the fight in Germany. But I told them that the price wasn’t right. This is a bigger fight than any other right now.”

“There’s no guarantee that Jennings is going to show up,” Briggs said, however. “So if he falls out, the champ might step back up, because I love the Garden.

“The world wants to see me and this man [Klitschko] fight. I don’t know why he’s fighting Jennings. No one knows Jennings. This is a fight no one wants, that no one cares about. This is about money and glory, let’s’make it happen in New York City.”

Not content with teasing on a September date of Wladimir Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs, “The Cannon” also says he’ll knock out the newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder:

“He’s OK [Wilder], but Vitali vacated the title, then [Chris] Arreola and Stiverne fought for a vacated title,” added Briggs.

“But who said they were the two supposed to fight for a title? The guy [Wilder] was 32-0, as soon as he fought one guy that could actually fight, it went 12 rounds. I’m not knocking the guy, but I will knock him out.”

Has Briggs lost his mind?

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