Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is ready and willing to come in on late notice to fight Mike Tyson.
54-year-old Tyson, a former undisputed heavyweight champion, is scheduled to return to the ring on November 28th, in the main event of a pay-per-view card.
In his first fight since 2005, Tyson will face former four division champion Roy Jones Jr.
The contest will be an eight round exhibition, fought with bigger gloves and no head gear.
In his only fight as a heavyweight, Jones won the WBA world title. He would later vacate the belt and drop down by two weight classes to the light heavyweight limit of 175.
In a recent interview, the 51-year-old Jones appeared to have second thoughts about fighting Tyson.
"When it comes time to fight, we're going to fight. If it comes down to bite, we're going to bite. Whatever has to happen, is going to happen, that's just what it is," Jones said Sky Sports.
"He's still Mike Tyson, he's still one of the strongest, most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring. If anything, I made a mistake going in with him. He's the bigger guy, he's the explosive guy. He's going to have all the first-round fireworks, not me. I do have first-round fireworks, but he's known for more first-round fireworks than anybody to ever touch boxing, other than maybe George Foreman. With him having the first-round fireworks, he'll be against a guy smaller than him, maybe 40-50 pounds smaller than him. But who knows?"
Briggs, 48-years-old, has been inactive for over four years - with his last fight being a first round knockout win on the undercard of a David Haye event.
If Jones withdraws for any reason, Briggs wants the opportunity to fight his fellow Brooklyn native.
"They say champ having second thoughts. Tag me in champ! I am from Brownsville too. Never ran, never will. Let's go champ," Briggs said.
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