Shannon Briggs: Klitschko First, Then Guillermo Jones

By Elision Castillo

Cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31KOs) will have to wait before getting a fight with former WBO world heavyweight champion Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs).

This past Friday night in Panama City, Jones confronted Briggs in ring, following the former champ's first round knockout of Hungarian journeyman Zoltan Petranyi (51-22-1, 16 KOs) at the Hotel Sortis.

Jones has been inactive since testing positive for a banned substance before an early 2014 rematch with Denis Lebedev. He was suspended afterwards and then legally appealed that decision. He claims a deal has been reached to lift that suspension and he plans to compete as a heavyweight upon his ring return.

Briggs is willing to face him, but only after getting a shot at unified champion Wladimir Klitschko. Briggs has been chasing a fight with Klitschko since late 2013. Klitschko defends his titles against Bryant Jennings next  month.

"Right now I want to face Klitschko. I've invested a lot of time to make this happen, but after that fight [if he wants it we can fight] right here in Panama," Briggs said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by djcomplex on 04-01-2015

Bottem line is he is ranked no 6 in the wba and will get a shot!!! LETS GO CHAMP

Comment by Virgil Caine on 04-01-2015

[QUOTE=SugarRaRobinson;15522514]Wilder's better than anyone he's ever fought probably in his whole career[/QUOTE] Wilder's better than anyone Wilder has fought? That's what you wrote. Maybe that's why he's 33-0. Because he's better than anyone he's ever fought. Everyone he has ever…

Comment by SugarRaRobinson on 04-01-2015

[QUOTE=Virgil Caine;15522082]Deonty Wilder sucks. I can't wait to see him knocked out. His rise to championship was the product of very fine maneuvering. He's a fraud.[/QUOTE] Wilder's better than anyone he's ever fought probably in his whole career

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 04-01-2015

LOL Briggs. Dude never goes away. Dude turned pro in 1992.

Comment by Virgil Caine on 03-31-2015

[QUOTE=Slowhand;15519254]How about in September Wlad fights and KOs Wilder, on the undercard Wlad fights and KOs Briggs. Would save some time for all of us, especially Klitschko.[/QUOTE] A modest proposal.

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