Former heavyweight champion Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs has announced he could be fighting Tyson Fury this April.
Speaking to TMZ, Briggs told them that he’s been in talks with Fury for some time about a fight between the controversial duo.
Briggs says the fight with Fury will be happening in April, and he’s already predicting a first round knockout of the 6’9” inactive fighter.
It’s hard to believe Briggs, however, as despite him speaking with TMZ, it’s just him speaking, and not Fury.
If the fight is in the works, you can bet that Fury would be opening his mouth and trash talking Briggs already.
There’s no official word from Fury and his management about a fight against the 46-year-old Briggs.
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is expected to be back inside the ring in April if he receives his license to fight from the British Boxing Board of Control when he meets with them in January.
It’s not a certainty that Fury will get his license back, however. He expects to get it back, but there’s still a chance he might not, meaning his return to action would be delayed, possibly permanently.
For that reason, it seems premature for Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) to be talking up a fight against Fury in April.
"I feel like the fight is going to happen next year we’ve been talking for some time now,” said Briggs to TMZ.
“We’re looking at April right now.
“It’s going to be a great fight, he’s been off for two to three years now, I’ve been off for over a year."
Briggs is an advanced fighter for someone like Fury to be facing after two years out of the ring.
Of course, Briggs hasn’t fought in two years himself, so he’ll be just as ring rusty as Fury.
The big difference is, Briggs didn’t let his body go to pot by ballooning up to 400 pounds by living it up, eating whatever he pleased for two solid years. Briggs has been taking care of himself, keeping his weight under control.
Speaking about the possible fight, Briggs said: “He got heart and he ain’t scared of me.
“He’s like you know what, this is a great fight, he realises that this is a great fight for England - a great fight as he’ll be seen by the Americans.News Now - Sport News