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Briggs: I Told Haye - Avoid Wladimir's Jab, Get The KO

By Michael Marley

Shannon Briggs is an acquaintance, mainly by phone, of garrulous British heavyweight hopeful David “Hayemaker” Haye.
 
Now retired, the two-time former world heavyweight champions doesn’t want to offend his own fans in England or Klitschko Brothers hotbed Germany so he’s not coming out and picking the soft-chinned but hard-hitting Haye to upset Wladimir on July 2 in their titanic battle in Hamburg.
 
But Briggs does like the cut of Haye’s jib and his bold, trashtalking demeanor.
 
“David and I spoke on this fight,” Briggs said Monday by phone from his South Florida office. “David saw how I fought Vitali despite having only one good arm. He said he feels the guys the brothers have been knocking out are bums.
 
“David said my effort against Vitali inspired him. I told him he cannot stay at the end of Wladimir’s long jab. He’s got to cut the distance, get around that jab and go for the KO. He knows all that.
 
“I won’t pick the winner but I do see a vicious war coming up. David knows that winning this fight can be a life changer for him. He is really pumped up. I could tell that when we chatted two weeks ago.”
 
Briggs was introduced to Haye by business associate Kevin Brody. Briggs is involved in marketing for a company called Aqunity Interactive and is pushing an asthma medication called Zivair.
 
Briggs overcame chronic asthma and bronchitis to win the heavyweight crown twice.
 
As for Haye, he can sock like Briggs used to but freely admits he doesn’t have the granite like chin the Brooklyn born and raised ex-champ possessed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GranTorino on 06-24-2011

What the hell does Shannon Briggs know about how Wladimir Klitschko fights? He fought Vitali, not Wladimir.

Comment by hayekoklitschko on 06-24-2011

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;10737524]Who are you to tell me im wrong huh? If you compare the Vitali who fought Sanders and with todays Vitali you see the decline immediately.[/QUOTE] The first 3 rounds of the vitali- sanders fight were proper entertaining.. vitali was…

Comment by hayekoklitschko on 06-24-2011

briggs took a beatdown..thats all i see when i read this

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-24-2011

[QUOTE=ChopperRead;10725138]Too bad you're WRONG as usual. Haye has a slight chance to beat Wlad, but NO chance to beat Vitali and he knows it, as he has already said he ain't fighting him even if he beats Wlad. Your knowledge…

Comment by edgarg on 06-21-2011

[QUOTE=Rick Grimes;10723803]Wow what fight were you 2 watching? Lewis took a beating? He came out of the fight with a little cut on his nose while half of Vitali's face was hanging off. :rofl: Lewis ate everything Vitali threw at…

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