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Shannon Briggs Biography

Shannon Briggs is an American professional boxer. Briggs has been the sports veteran since 1992, holding twice a world heavyweight championship, including the linear title from 1997 to 1998, and the 2006-2007 WBO title.

Briggs is known for its incredible punching power with a knockout-to-win ratio of 88.3 percent, and 37 knockout victories in the first round. Over heavyweight champions he owns notable wins; George Foreman, Ray Mercer, and Siarhei Liakhovich.

Shannon Briggs Career

Briggs grew up in Brooklyn’s tough streets. As an adult, he became a professional boxer, collecting a 51-6-1 (45 KOs) professional record. Briggs is best known for his devastating power and 30 of his 45 knockouts have come in the first round. He is best known for George Foreman’s close decision to claim the Linear Heavyweight Title. He then lost to Lennox Lewis for the WBC heavyweight title after he beat George Foreman. Briggs had Lewis in trouble soon but lost to TKO in the fifth round in their 1998 battle.

In the last round of a matchup on November 4, 2006, Briggs won the WBO heavyweight title when he knocked out Sergei Liakhovich.

Defense Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov in his first title on March 10, 2007; however, Briggs pulled out of the fight because he was diagnosed with “aspirational The fight was rescheduled on June 2, 2007 in Atlantic City, with Briggs losing in a unanimous decision. endured a heavy beating for 12 rounds and lost in a unanimous decision.

After the fight, he was taken to a hospital where he was treated in intensive care and found to have suffered a left orbital fracture (along with another facial fracture), a broken nose, a burst eardrum, and a torn left bicep. Even though he lost this fight he showed tremendous heart and toughness, enduring punishment that would have put most heavyweights on the canvas.

Shannon Briggs Age

Briggs was born on December 4, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, the United States of America. He is 48 years old as of now. He celebrates his birthday on December 4 every year.

Briggs grew up in the tough streets of Brooklyn in the same area that produced heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe, Shannon Briggs followed along their path when he realized a lifelong dream ahead of him.

He is an American by nationality and he belongs to African -American ethnicity. Briggs was nicknamed the Cannon. Briggs has earned his name as The Cannon for his destructive power and powerful punches.  He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Shannon Briggs Family

Briggs was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood. He was diagnosed with asthma as a child. Briggs’ mother died in Brownsville due to a heroin overdose on December 4, 1996, when it was Briggs’ 25th birthday.

Shannon Briggs Wife

Briggs is a married man. He is married to his wife Alana Wilson. Alana, helps Briggs to present his arm during a press conference in a university hospital, where he talks about the consequences of his defeat against Vitali Klitschko during the WBC World Championship in Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany, 20 October 2010. We have no details regarding their children if there is any.

Shannon Briggs Body Measurements

  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
  • Weight: 262 lbs (119 kg)
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: black
  • Eye Colour: brown

Shannon Briggs Salary

However, his exact salary has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Shannon Briggs Net Worth

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Shannon Briggs Record

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary

68 fights

60 wins

6 losses

By knockout

53

2

By decision

7

4

Draws

1

No contests

1

Shannon Briggs Wladimir Klitschko

Briggs fought against Vitali Klitschko in Hamburg in a WBC title challenge on October 16, 2010. For 12 rounds he took a heavy beating and lost in a unanimous decision.

He was taken to a hospital after the fight, where he was treated in intensive care and discovered to have had a left orbital fracture (along with another facial fracture), a broken nose, a burst eardrum, and a torn left bicep. He showed tremendous heart and toughness even though he lost this fight, enduring punishment that would have put most heavyweights on the canvas.

George Foreman Vs Shannon Briggs

Briggs fought on November 22, 1997 at the Trump Taj Majal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, against linear champion George Foreman. Going into the fight, he sported a record of 29–1 with 24 of his wins coming as a knockout; he contested a total of 86 rounds collectively.

The fight was controversial as Briggs finally took the win through a majority decision. Foreman fired more punches over the course of the fight and had a higher percentage of his punches land than Briggs. as a result.

Foreman tried hard for a knockout win in the 12th and final round and was able to break the nose of Briggs but could not register a knockdown. The verdict went to the scorecards of the court.

One judge scored a draw at 114–114 in the fight, while the other two scored 116–112 and 117–113 for Briggs in the fight, giving him both the majority decision win and the linear heavyweight title.

Shannon Briggs Vs Mike Tyson

In 1983, when Briggs was 12, he saw Mike Tyson in Bristol Park, Brooklyn, New York. Briggs’ friends called out, “Here comes Mike.” Briggs said he was too scared to run and that seeing Tyson that day “changed his life.”

Shannon Briggs Lets Go Champ

Lets Go Champ is a universal slogan for personal and group empowerment, first coined by two times heavyweight champion.

KSI’s trainer Viddal Riley rips Shannon Briggs over his drugs ban

The 47-year-old trained Logan Paul on November 9 in Los Angeles for his fight against KSI. Briggs, who in his 27-year boxing career had 68 professional fights, was suspended for six months by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in 2017 after an incredibly high testosterone level.

Briggs, known as’ Shannon the Cannon,’ has admitted taking drugs that enhance performance and hasn’t fought in the ring since May 2016.

His victory over Marcus McGee in 2009, despite failing a drug test and serving a 90-day ban, was also ruled a no contest. And during Thursday’s press conference, Riley, who is KSI’s head trainer for the fight, was keen to highlight the drug ban by Briggs. Riley told Briggs: ‘You’re not even allowed in the ring, talking about inside and outside. This guy ain’t even allowed to fight.’

But the taunt riled Briggs who replied: ‘Why do you say that? I’m allowed to fight. ‘I have no problems getting a license – anywhere in the world. You’re misinformed.’

Frequently Asked Questions About

Shannon Briggs

Who is Shannon Briggs?

Briggs is an American professional boxer.

How old is Shannon Briggs?

Shannon is 48 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1971.

How tall is Shannon Briggs?

Shannon stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m).

Is Shannon Briggs married?

Briggs is a married man. He is married to his wife Alana Wilson.

How much is Shannon Briggs worth?

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How much does Shannon Briggs make?

However, his exact salary has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Where does Shannon Briggs live?

He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Is Shannon Briggs dead or alive?

Shannon is still alive and in good health.

Where is Shannon Briggs now?

Briggs has been the sports veteran since 1992, holding twice a world heavyweight championship, including the linear title from 1997 to 1998, and the 2006-2007 WBO title.

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