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Klitschko: Briggs is Crazy, Crossed a Dangerous Line

By Miguel Rivera

WBA/IBO/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says division veteran Shannon Briggs, 42-years-old, has crossed "a dangerous line" with last week's stunt in Florida. Briggs used a rented speedboat to continue his pursuit of a title shot. He shouted obscenities and used the boat to circle around Klitschko, who was paddle surfing in a lake. Klitschko says Briggs' boat came dangerously close to him.

Briggs has practically been stalking Klitschko for a fight, by showing up unexpectedly at press events, confronting the champion at a restaurant and during training sessions. The public stunts have been so shocking that many have questioned if the entire situation is actually being staged between the two boxers to build up a future fight.

At first Klitschko found it amusing but he is no longer laughing.

"He's crazy. His attack was much worse than it looked in the video. He was circling around and came very close to making fall over in the water. I have not reported Briggs [to the police], but he has crossed a dangerous line. It is no longer a joke," Klitschko was quoted by Fox Deportes.

Klitschko defends his title next month against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=Tedkidlewis;15023979]Such an obvious set up. They clearly had someone driving the boat that knew what he was doing. They're all in on it. Wladimir probably realized, even though he's been a good champion, his career has lacked excitement so he's…

Comment by Daddy T on 10-16-2014

if it was deontay wilder doing this [B]s[/B]hit then we'd have something...

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-16-2014

Hilarious the same dudes wanting or wouldn't mind the fight with Briggs, would be the same ones the next day discrediting it.

Comment by brick wall on 10-16-2014

it's ok if you find brigg's trolling of wlad funny but to get carried away by that and actually wanna see them fight is moronic...briggs was done a long time ago.

Comment by Elroy1 on 10-16-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15028768]Vitali did that,,,not Wlad..they are not the same person[/QUOTE] Wladimir would get him even WORSE than that obviously! Vitali who did that was on the slide! Wladimir hits harder, faster and sharper than Vitali, and against opponents the size of…

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