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Briggs Offers Klitschko's Trainer $1 Million To Jump Ship

By Duncan Johnstone

The Shannon Briggs sideshow became the main event again today with the American heavyweight boxer hijacking the official Wladimir Klitschko weigh-in and offering one of the world champion's trainers one million Euros to coach him.

Just as he had done at the first official press conference two days ago when Klitschko and Australian challenger Alex Leapai were at the top table, Briggs barnstormed the official weigh-in held in the largest sports store in Oberhausen, the Germany city hosting tomorrow's world title fight.

Klitschko was on the scales when Briggs started his ranting.

"You're looking a little fat down the sides champ, a little fat down the sides,"  Briggs taunted.

Klitschko did his best to ignore Briggs, who had taken off his shirt and gained a front row position amongst the large crowd.

He then turned his attention to Klitschko's American assistant trainer, James Ali Bashir.

"I will give you $1million to come and train me Bashir," he screamed.

"I'll get the check for you right now. No, I'll make that one million Euros."

Bashir just smiled and then mouthed "show me the money".

The 42-year-old Briggs is desperate to get another title shot, four years after losing a unanimous decision to Klitschko's brother Vitali in Hamburg where the WBC belt was on the line.

Briggs is on the comeback trail, breaking a three-year hiatus to win two fights within a week earlier this month, both by first round knockouts against two lowly rated opponents.

Briggs publicly apologized for belittling Leapai earlier in the week and then shouted his encouragement to the Samoan-born Australian who again looked a little bemused to have his time in the spotlight overshadowed by Briggs' circus act.

"Good luck Alex, good luck Alex ... you've got a shot."

Security guards were slow to react - another hint that this heckling has been stage-managed for international attention - and when they did eventually remove him, they allowed Briggs plenty of opportunities for photos with the gathered fans.

"I'm the people's champion," Briggs beamed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 04-26-2014

This guy has become a real horses azz. Klitschkos have always conducted themselves at professionals, class acts. Now you have this uneducated deadbeat, that wants to play the role of a fool, just as David Haye did. Briggs had his…

Comment by DarkX2 on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14468171]ticket sales must be weak for the leapai fight... I bet half of the tickets were giveaways...[/QUOTE] They are so weak that there are at maximum 50 places still free. Most of them are in the last row. http://www.eventim.de/wladimir-klitschko-vs-alex-leapai-tickets-oberhausen.html?affiliate=EVE&doc=artistPages/tickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&key=1141492$3720391…

Comment by paulf on 04-26-2014

Begging for a hand out. Sad.

Comment by joe strong on 04-25-2014

ticket sales must be weak for the leapai fight... I bet half of the tickets were giveaways...

Comment by MRCHOKEaMF on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=beez721;14467562]it wouldnt be. briggs is now known for being savagely beaten by vitali in his last big fight. that doesnt generate money. briggs has nothing to offer which makes his actions even more ridiculous[/QUOTE] Im pretty sure it can make…

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