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Shannon Briggs' furious Instagram response to Tyson Fury's supposed call-out

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Tyson Fury's controversial and outspoken social media antics have continued recently with a poll on Twitter provoking a heated response from American boxer Shannon Briggs.

The out-of-shape former world heavyweight champion posted a Twitter poll on Thursday afternoon condescendingly asking 'who should be my next victim?'.

Unsurprisingly, Fury's fans were quick to jump on the poll and quick to make their voices heard.

However, one of the aforementioned boxers was quick to respond as well whilst he was leading the poll.

As shown on the post further down this article, Fury's followers responded with 38 per cent in favour of Shannon Briggs, 37% want David Price to be his next opponent, 19% voted for Russian Alexander Povetkin, and 6% want the winner of Alexander Utsinov vs Manuel Charr.

This triggered a ruthless response from American Briggs, who retorted on Instagram: "😡😡😡You sound silly. You to sloppy to box with me and you can’t punch 🤛 The Champ would walk you down and break you down #LETSGOCHAMP."

When the poll eventually finished, it was still Briggs who was in the lead, so it could be something to keep your eyes on in the next few months.

From this recent flurry of social media insults - a common theme over the last few weeks most notably for Anthony Joshua's 'fat f***' comment towards Fury on Twitter - it could be deemed that Briggs and the Manchester born Fury look set for a potential bout.

Fury vacated his WBO, IBO, and WBA titles in 2016 following his issues with depression and drug abuse, and he has not fought since then, being deemed out of shape and unfit for the ring by boxers and analysts alike.

In July 2017, Briggs was also suspended for drug abuse after testing positive for excess testosterone. He was handed a six month ban by the WBA and is expected to lose his #3 position in the WBA rankings.

The pair are devoid of fitness having been away from the sport for long periods of time. Maybe in that case this could be a potential comeback fight for both combatants?

Briggs' record stands at 60 wins from 68 fights - 53 wins by knockout, Fury meanwhile has 25 wins in 25 fights with no defeats.

Fury is on the hunt for his next 'victim', but his social media activity recently has revealed little having called out an extensive list of heavyweight boxers in the past few weeks alone.

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