Shannon Briggs vs. Raphael Zumbano Love on 12/17


Multiple sources in the Russian media have confirmed that the former WBO heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) will be back in the ring on December 17 at Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Moscow, Russia. The American veteran will face 31-year old Raphael Zumbano Love (32-6-1, 25 KOs) of Brazil. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds.

Briggs got the WBO heavyweight title in November 2006 by beating Siarhei Liakhovich, but lost the belt in the next fight by dropping a unanimous decision to Sultan Ibragimov. Almost 41-years old “The Cannon” has been out of boxing since his loss to the current WBC champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs) in October of 2010.

Los Angeles-based Love has fought three times this year, losing twice. In his last ring appearance the Brazilian fighter was beaten by 41-years old Serbian Jovo Pudar.

In the main event of the Moscow show, WBA world cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) will defend his title against Santander Silgado (23-0, 18 KOs) of Colombia

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evil_Meat on 12-01-2012

he definitely was injured... had an expensive surgery on his bicep in germany, and supposedly his promoter had not paid his insurance so he had to pay for the surgery with his purse.

Comment by AddiX on 12-01-2012

I still want to know what happened between Briggs and his former promoter. We never did hear the full truth about how Briggs was paid.

Comment by larryusa on 12-01-2012

Guess he had time for his face to heal

Comment by joe strong on 12-01-2012

[QUOTE=DigitalBeast;12756964]If that was a swipe at the guy, then may you get what he got. Serious injuries are no joke.[/QUOTE]i like briggs & he took a serious beating & was hospitalized. he claimed he hurt his shoulder & fought vitali…

Comment by DigitalBeast on 12-01-2012

[QUOTE=joe strong;12756890]after the beating he took from vitali i'm surprised he came back. he did claim injury(another briggs excuse)& i am very interested to see what he weighs. he should take love out easily but that's what i said about…

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