Shannon Briggs eyes Wladimir Kitschko following one-punch KO
Former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is heading to Germany this week to call out Wladimir Klitschko at the unified title holder’s defence against Alex Leapai next Saturday.
This is following a second first round knockout in eight days for the 42 year-old as ‘The Cannon’ dropped Mexican Francisco Mireles with the first body shot he landed to end the fight.
The 27-second victory pushed Briggs’ record to 53-6-1, with 47 KO’s as the last American top division king looks to regain the title after returning from a four-year hiatus. Briggs is keeping busy after deciding to return following his one-sided loss to Vitali Klitsckho in 2010 and has the Ukrainian’s sibling in his sights.
Briggs was involved in a gym spat with Vitali’s younger brother in California recently in which the veteran hit Klitschko with a shoe – with the New Yorker now planning to ruffle a few more feathers next weekend in Oberhausen.
Meanwhile, Mireles dropped to 17-9 with his latest defeat.
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