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Shannon Briggs makes an idiot of himself while attempting to confront ‘Tyson Fury’

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Tyson Fury is now in Los Angeles ready for his showdown fight against Deontay Wilder on Saturday evening.

The 30-year-old will attempt to dethrone Wilder of his WBC heavyweight title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in what is undoubtedly one of the most mouth-watering fights of 2018.

The two fighters are undefeated and both men have plenty to lose. It’s rare these days to see two boxers put so much on the line.

Fury is confident that he has what it takes to beat Wilder, despite his underdog status.

The Brit has only fought twice since his famous victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - against Sefer Seferi and Francesco Planeta - and has battled a host of well-documented personal problems, including depression, following the biggest night of his career so far in Dusseldorf.

Fury is convinced he’s a superior boxer to Wilder, although is acutely aware that he’ll need to avoid getting caught by one of the American’s trademark windmill punches if he’s to stand any chance of winning the contest.

As the two men prepare for their final press conference, a very amusing video involving Shannon Briggs is currently doing the rounds on social media.

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The 46-year-old - who has made a habit of following around various high-profile boxers in recent years in the hope of luring them into a potential fight - was in a hotel and thought he’d spotted Fury on his own.

Briggs then decided to confront the man - because that’s what he does.

“I look over and guess who I see? That’s right: Tyson Fury,” Briggs says on the video.

“Look at him…”

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He then walks over and realises, much to the hilarity of boxing fans on social media, that the bloke he’d spotted was just a man that looks like Fury.

“My bad, man,” Briggs says as he moves closer to the Fury lookalike, who appears baffled by the situation and slightly worried. “My bad, I thought you was Tyson Fury, you look just like him, bro.”

“Oh, really,” the man responds, before confirming that he knows who Fury is.

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“I thought you was Tyson Fury, I was about to come over and start some trouble with you, man!” Briggs continues. “Sorry about that!

“I’m a professional boxer, Shannon Briggs. Let’s go champ, take it easy.”

Watch the video here…

What an idiot.

Even funnier is the fact the bloke clearly had no idea who Briggs is.

Here’s how boxing fans have reacted to the video on Twitter…

It might be time to get yourself to the opticians and invest in a decent pair of glasses, Shannon.

Topics:
Shannon Briggs
Wladimir Klitschko
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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