By Ruslan Chikov
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs may have been too brave for his own good. RTL reports that following the brutal twelve round beating at the hands of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, Briggs was taken to a hospital in Hamburg and still remains in the intensive care unit as of Sunday. Briggs was initially taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure to check for a brain bleed. After doctors confirmed that he only suffered a concussion, he was quickly sent to the intensive care unit after they discovered multiple factures on his face, including fractures under both eyes.
The ringside doctor said he would have stopped the contest after the tenth round but the referee had the final say. There appeared to be something wrong with Briggs after the fight, as he appeared to be unsteady on his feet. A rep for K2, told Alexander Pavlov, that Briggs' management and promoter, prior to the contest, told a rep from the WBC to prevent the contest from being stopped if Klitschko begins to land good punches, because the fight was likely Shannon's last title shot on the world stage.