Shannon Briggs

Shannon Briggs (born December 4, 1971) is an American professional boxer.wikipedia
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Cedric Boswell

As an amateur, he defeated Shannon Briggs on points at the National Golden Gloves quarterfinals.

Lineal championship

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A veteran of the sport since 1992, he has held a world heavyweight championship twice, including the lineal title from 1997 to 1998, and the WBO title from 2006 to 2007.
For example, George Foreman was considered lineal champion from 1994 until 1997, when Shannon Briggs beat him.

Darroll Wilson

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He suffered his first loss when he was knocked out in three rounds by undefeated Darroll Wilson in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1996.
He is perhaps best remembered for his upset third-round TKO win over Shannon Briggs, though he also holds wins over contenders James Pritchard and Bert Cooper.

George Foreman

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He holds notable wins over heavyweight champions; George Foreman, Ray Mercer and Siarhei Liakhovich.
Then, yet another opportunity came Foreman's way as the WBC decided to match him against Shannon Briggs in a 1997 "eliminator bout" for the right to face WBC champion Lennox Lewis.

Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Briggs was homeless for a period in his childhood.

Ray Mercer

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He holds notable wins over heavyweight champions; George Foreman, Ray Mercer and Siarhei Liakhovich.
However, Mercer did return to boxing in 2005, now aged 44, but he was stopped in seven rounds by Shannon Briggs.

Rob Calloway

Rob "All-American Prizefighter" Calloway
He knocked out Rafael Pedro, Dominique Alexander and Rob Calloway all inside the first round of their respective fights.

Lennox Lewis

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After the loss to Lennox Lewis, Briggs spent seven years fighting against low ranked opponents.
Lewis retained the WBC world title in 1998 when he knocked out lineal champion Shannon Briggs, who had recently outpointed George Foreman in a controversial fight to win the lineal title in five rounds, and beat formerly undefeated European champion Željko Mavrović from Croatia in a 12-round unanimous decision.

Félix Savón

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Briggs competed mainly in heavyweight division (201 lbs,) he became New York City Golden Gloves champion, New York State Champion, National P.A.L. Champion and finished second at the Pan American Games in 1991, stepping into the finals on several byes, thus gaining a silver medal already without a single fight, though losing the final to Félix Savón.

Siarhei Liakhovich

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He holds notable wins over heavyweight champions; George Foreman, Ray Mercer and Siarhei Liakhovich.
He lost the title to Shannon Briggs by technical knockout in the 12th round on November 4, 2006, after being knocked down twice.

Frank Cappuccino

After Briggs collapsed to the mat following a missed left hook, referee Frank Cappuccino stopped the fight and awarded Lewis the victory by technical knockout.

Alexander Dimitrenko

Dimitrenko
On May 3, 2016, it was announced that Briggs would fight 6’7-inch former European heavyweight champion, Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 27 KOs).
He was slated to face former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs in May 2016, but this fell through.

Vitali Klitschko

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Briggs fought three times in 2010 before fighting Vitali Klitschko.
On 17 August 2010, it was announced that Klitschko would defend his WBC title against Shannon Briggs on 16 October of that year.

Lucas Browne

On November 2, 2016, the WBA ordered Briggs to fight Australian heavyweight Lucas Browne for the WBA regular title.
On 2 November 2016, the WBA ordered Browne to fight American heavyweight veteran Shannon Briggs for the WBA regular title.

Francois Botha

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He scored 17 wins, all by knockout, 2 losses, 1 by majority and 1 by unanimous decision and a majority draw versus Frans Botha in 1998.

Sultan Ibragimov

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In his first title defense Shannon Briggs was to face Sultan Ibragimov on March 10, 2007; however, Briggs pulled out of the fight because he was diagnosed with "aspiration pneumonia."
He was scheduled to challenge Shannon Briggs for the WBO heavyweight title on 10 March 2007, but because Briggs became ill with pneumonia, Ibragimov instead faced Javier Mora at Madison Square Garden in New York on that date.

George Foreman vs. Shannon Briggs

Nov 22, 199722 Nov 1997
George Foreman vs. Shannon Briggs was a professional boxing match contested on November 22, 1997 for the Lineal heavyweight championship.

Jameel McCline

Despite never winning a world title, McCline did defeat former champions and top contenders in Michael Grant, Lance Whitaker, Al Cole, and Shannon Briggs.

David Haye

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In March 2016, Briggs confronted David Haye at his press conference for the announcement of his fight against little-known Arnold Gjergjaj at the O2 Arena on May 21, 2016.
During the press conference announcing the fight, Shannon Briggs confronted Haye calling him out.

Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs

Mar 28, 199828 Mar 1998
Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs, billed as "March Badness", was a professional boxing match contested on March 28, 1998 for the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.

Marion Wilson

Marion "The Creep" Wilson
Despite a lackluster career, he has faced, and has lost decisions to, fighters including Ray Mercer, Oliver McCall, Samuel Peter, Hasim Rahman, Andrew Golota, Shannon Briggs and Ike Ibeabuchi (the latest caught him on a two-days notice, Ibeabuchi was scheduled to fight Corey Sanders for the Tuesday Night Fights, but Sanders quit a few days prior to the scheduled fight, event promoters in a hurry began to look for a substitute, and Wilson took the chance.

Tom Erikson

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In his lone kickboxing match, he knocked out Tom Erikson, a mixed martial artist with a background in collegiate wrestling, just over a minute into round one at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama in Saitama, Japan on March 27, 2004.
He faced off with boxing champion Shannon Briggs at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama on March 27, 2004 and, as one might suspect, the wrestler stood no chance and was KO'd little over a minute into the fight.

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He made his television acting debut on New York Undercover in 1995 and has since appeared in feature films Bad Boys II, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Transporter 2, and The Wackness.