Shannon Briggs: After I Beat Fury, They Must Give Me Title Shot!

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs), 46 years old, is hoping to become the comeback opponent for Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs).

Briggs has been out of the ring since May of 2016, when he picked up an easy knockout victory over Emilio Ezequiel Zarate.

Closely creeping up on two years of inactivity, Briggs is not planning to retire any time soon.


Briggs is predicting a very big year, with a lot of activity in the next twelve months.

"I’m looking forward to a huge 2018. I think the time off helped me. At 46-years old I’m in the best shape of my career. I’m going to become the oldest fighter to win the heavyweight championship, and the only man to win a title in three different decades," Briggs told Double G. Sports.

"Nothing really has changed besides the competition getting younger. They aren’t as tough as the guys from my era however. I’ve been around forever, and I’m still having fun. I’m just trying to show that being over 40-years old isn’t a death sentence for athletes. Through several points, I’ve suffered with depression, and I was fortunate enough to surround myself with good people to keep the fight going both in and out of the ring. Being positive is the way to go!"

Briggs is looking to fight for a few more years, with Fury being his target at the moment. His team is trying to get that fight done

Fury has been out of the ring since November 2015, when he shocked boxing by winning a twelve round decision over Wladimir Klitschko.

"I believe I have another two to three years left in me. I’m fortunate to have boxing as a means to keep me going. Right now we are talking with Tyson Fury about a fight. It’s a good thing I don’t like him, it’s a better fight when that’s the case. As of now, the fight would be taking place in either Manchester or London.

"After the Fury fight: They are going to have to give me a title fight, simply because I’m one of the most recognizable heavyweights in the world thanks to social media. Once I prove everyone wrong with a win, they are going to have no choice."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 01-25-2018

[QUOTE=shaheed1972;18434056]Yet here we are Ortiz fighting Wilder and Povetkin in line for a shot at Joshua......:frown:[/QUOTE] Yeah but Povetkin brings money to the table. Ortiz is a legit threat who people want to see fight the best. Briggs? Well he…

Comment by shaheed1972 on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18426828]Charr/ Oquendo still has to happen. Could you imagine if Oquendo pulled it off? Briggs continues to shoot his mouth off without staying active. His antics are getting tiresome. He had a regular title shot lined up but he…

Comment by joe strong on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18428578]The Charr / Oquendo fight should wait until theres a undisputed champion . Save the best fight for last and hope we get a mega super fight Joshua vs Oquendo ,it would be massive . Fres would have not lost…

Comment by truefan on 01-23-2018

If they are letting Luis Ortiz and Povetkin fight then you have to let Briggs fight again as well. Luis has a title fight in March with Wilder after getting popped for PEDs more than once.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-23-2018

can't imagine this fight happening

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